Solution: A squeaky faucet usually means that the threads inside the faucet handle are worn out. To get rid of the squeaks, just remove the handle and coat the threads with petroleum jelly or plumber’s grease. Put it all back together, and the squeaking should be gone.
Fix a squealing or screeching faucet by replacing the stem. Just take off the handle by unscrewing the set screw with a Phillips screwdriver or an Allen wrench and popping the handle off. Next, use a bath socket wrench also called a stem wrench, to unscrew the stem, which is right under the faucet handle.
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Frequently Asked Questions
How do you fix a squeaky kitchen sink faucet?
After assembling the necessary equipment to fix the squeaking faucet, it is time to pry the faucet's cap. For this part, you need a screwdriver. To pry off the lid, you need to press the screwdriver's end under the faucet's caps. If you apply the right pressure, the cap will pry off, giving you access to the faucet's handle.
Why is the handle on my faucet squeaking?
When it comes to faucet handles squeaking, this is most often caused by the handle turning against the handle stem without any lubrication to help it. So you’re going to want to get a good look at the handle and what parts are holding it into place. We’ll go into more detail about removing the handle in later steps.
What should I do if my faucet is screeching?
Important parts to fix in order to repair a screeching or squealing faucet are all inside the handle’s stem, which is the valve controlling your water flow. Fix a squealing or screeching faucet by replacing the stem. Just take off the handle by unscrewing the set screw with a Phillips screwdriver or an Allen wrench and popping the handle off.
What's the best way to fix an old bathtub faucet?
Next, use a bath socket wrench also called a stem wrench, to unscrew the stem, which is right under the faucet handle. Remove any stem nuts or any nuts on top of the stem first with a regular wrench. If the faucet is old, it might be a good idea to replace the seat as well while you are at it.