Faucet InstructionsFor the Do-It-Yourselfer 


2-Handle Glacier Bay Faucet Repair Instructions  

    These faucet instructions are good for most 2-handle acrylic handle, metal handle and lever-handle Glacier Bay faucets.

1.       Shut off the stop valves under the sink and turn the faucet on the check for pressure.

2.       Remove the button or index screw cover cap from the top of the handle. Some handles will have a setscrew cover below the lever.

3.       Remove the handle screw with a Phillips screwdriver or the setscrew with 3/32-inch (2.5mm) Allen wrench.

4.       Lift the handle off the faucet’s stem by hand. If it is hard to remove, gentle word it in a back and forth motion while pulling up. Be careful, you can easily break the plastic stem.

5.       Remove the plastic inverter adaptor from the stem if your model comes with them.

6.       Unscrew the stem bonnet nut under the handle with a large flat blade wrench.

7.       Lift off the plastic slip-washer.

8.       Pull out the Glacier Bay faucet cartridge with a pair of pliers.

9.       Clean the inside of the cartridge barrel with a clean cloth. If there is any mineral buildup inside the barrel, clean it out a scour par and vinegar or CLR; clear out the debris by turning the stop valve on just enough to wash it out , and clean with a rag again.

10.   Insert the cartridge by lining up the guide on the side of the with the guide notch on the top of the cartridge barrel. Push it in firmly by hand.

11.   Set the slip-washer in place.

12.   Screw on the bonnet nut by hand, and then tighten with a wrench.

13.   Place the handle inverter in the stem.

14.   Set the handles back on the faucet and check that they turn off in the correct position.

15.   Turn the water on check for leaks around the handles and spout.


Finding Glacier Bay faucet repair parts is often a challenge. Most hardware stores and home centers only carry a limited variety of Glacier Bay Faucet Parts.  Where to Find Glacier Bay Faucet Parts.



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