How to Repair a Leaking Single Control Shower Faucet

A leaking single control shower faucet can be repaired in a very specific way. Repair a leaking single control shower faucet with help from a licensed plumber in this free video clip.

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I'm Terry with Towers Murray Plumbing, here to show you how to repair a single control leaking shower faucet. Now on a single control shower faucet, first thing, take the handle off. Each manufacturer's going to have a little bit different style handle. Most of them are going to have a button and a screw to remove. This particular one has a small sleeve. It simply pulls off. And has a little horseshoe shaped pin that holds the cartridge in. Now some of them are going to have a lock nut instead of a pin. If it has a lock nut, unscrew the nut and then at that point your cartridge should come out. Some of them are going to require a specialized tool for that particular manufacturer. Once you've got the old one out you can match it up, reinstall the new one. Goes back in just in reverse from the old one. Cartridge, lock clip, sometimes the clips can be a little bit tricky to get in there. Just give them a little bit of a push and sometimes you'll have to realign the cartridge. The cartridge has got to go in a certain position to get that clip to go all the way back in. Tube back on, or the lock nut. You're ready to install your handle and your button. And again, I'm Terry with Towers Murray Plumbing and we've showed you how to repair a leaking, single control shower faucet.

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