Occasionally, the cartridge nut, also known as a bonnet nut, on a Jado faucet can wear out and cause the faucet to leak, requiring that the nut be removed. The plastic bonnet nut fits over the valve stem and requires a special bonnet nut wrench to remove the part from the faucet valve stem. The cartridge nut is accessed by removing the Jado faucet handle. This part can be removed in about a half hour with a few shop tools.
Things You'll Need
- Crescent wrench
- Small flat head screwdriver
- Phillip's screwdriver
- Cartridge nut wrench
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Shut off the water supply at the water main by turning the valve with a crescent wrench.
Remove the plastic cap from the front of the faucet handle by lifting it up with a small flat head screwdriver.
Remove the screw from the handle with a Phillip's screwdriver.
Slide the handle off the valve stem, and remove the rubber gasket with the handle.
Place the special cartridge nut wrench over the Jado cartridge bonnet nut, and turn the nut counterclockwise to remove it.