Repairing Bathroom Shower Faucet
If you’re having problems with a leaky shower faucet, it can be easy to fix yourself if you know the procedure. Follow the steps given below for repairing a shower faucet. The first step is to turn off the water. Use a nail filer (even the back of the spoon can be used) and pop off the cap on the handle of the faucet and place it in on a tray. Then take out the screw and pull out the handle; some handles might just pop out after using the nail filer, while some might need to be unscrewed and taken out. Place the screw and handle next to the cap. Make sure you arrange everything in the same order that you are taking them out so that you are able to replace them properly again. Now take out the stem and check if the threads (circular angled discs on the stem) are corroded or worn out. If they are really bad and beyond repair then take it to the hardware store to find a matching part; or clean-up the stem with an old brush, if it’s just dirty.
Remove the washer and screw which is attached under the stem and check their condition. Clean them if they are dirty, and replace or get new identical parts from the hardware store if they are spoiled. Before replacing the parts in their original position, take a soft rag and remove the dirt inside the valve. You can also insert a toothbrush to clean the valve. Now, replace the cleaned or new parts back again and set the handle, screw, and cap back in the order.