How to Repair a
Glacier Bay Hi-Arch 2-Handle Kitchen Sink Faucet with Side Sprayer Model Number F82B4600BNV, 209-442 in Brushed
Learning how to repair a Glacier Bay Hi-Arch 2-handle kitchen sink faucet is a great way to
save money. This do-it-yourself repair should only take an hour or so, depending on your DIY plumbing skill
level. The simple design of Glacier Bay faucets makes repairing them convenient for almost anyone. The hardest
part of the faucet repair will be locating the Glacier Bay faucet repair parts. The most convenient
way find your kitchen faucet replacement parts is to call the manufacturer’s warranty phone number that came
with your specific faucet model. You should be able to have the new faucet parts delivered free to your
You will need a 2.5mm or 3/32nd Allen wrench, an 8 inch Crescent wrench or
a pair of 10 inch Channellocks, a flat tip screwdriver and a Phillips screwdriver. Other items you may want to
have on hand are; a water meter key, a flashlight, a couple of clean rags, a role of plumber’s Teflon tape-white
or pink, a small piece of plumber’s waterproof emery cloth, plumber’s silicon or waterproof grease and a small
tube of antimicrobial kitchen and bath silicone caulk. You should find all these items at your hardware store,
home center or online retailer.
1. Locate the water shut-off
valves under your kitchen sink. There are usually two shut-off valves, or stop valves under the sink. The left
valve is for hot water and the right valve is for cold water. The valves connect to the faucet’s water supply line
inlets with copper, plastic or stainless steel braided water supply lines. If you do not have stops or shut-off
valves under your sink, you will need to find the main water shut-off valve for your residence. It may be in
the basement, well house or
outside in a municipal water meter box
2. Open the faucet’s hot and
cold handles about half way. Let the water run while you turn off the individual valves under the sink, or the
home’s main water shut-off valve. This will allow you to see that the waters shut off all the way.
Caution- while the water is running, make sure the sink drains are open, and that the sink does not
overflow if the water is running for an extended period. Do not attempt to repair any faucet while the waters still turned on, it will cause more damage
than the faucet is worth.
3. Close off the kitchen
sink(s) drain with stoppers or a hand towel. This is to help prevent losing any small Glacier Bay faucet
4. Pry out the small red index
button-A028046H located under the lever of the left faucet handle with your fingers. If it is too difficult by
hand, use a plastic kitchen utensil to remove the index button. Caution- do
not use metal tools, knives or metal kitchen utensils to remove the index buttons, you can easily ruin the faucet’s
5. Remove the small blue index
button-A028046C from under the right lever handle.
6. Loosen the
setscrews-A008005 with a 3/32nd inch Allen wrench. The setscrews are located inside the handle bases
through the small hole under each handle’s lever. Turn the screws counterclockwise several times, just enough to
loosen them so you can lift the handle off the faucet stems. You do not need to remove the setscrews.
7. Lift the left and right
faucet handles-A069059 off their handle adaptors.
8. Remove the handle adaptor
retaining screws with your Phillips screwdriver. Rotate the adaptor screws to the left or counterclockwise to
9. Pull off the hot handle
adaptor-A110114H, and then the cold handle adaptor-A110114C.
10. Place a hand towel or
washcloth behind the kitchen faucet to soak up excess water.
11. Unscrew the Glacier Bay
faucet cartridge retaining nuts-A016002. Turn each of them counterclockwise with the Crescent wrench. Open the
wrench and then close it over the flat area on the top of each retaining nut. Rotate the nut with the wrench just
enough to loosen it, and then finish unscrew the nut by hand.
12. Remove the plastic friction
washer-A200013 from on top of each faucet cartridge. Your faucet my not have this plastic
13. Pull the hot ceramic disc
cartridge-A507103N from the left cartridge barrel with your
14. Pull the cold Glacier Bay
ceramic disc cartridge-A507104N from the right side faucet cartridge barrel.
15. Wipe out any debris from
inside faucet where the ceramic disc cartridges seat. If there is a white film of mineral buildup inside the
faucet, use a small piece of plumber’s waterproof emery cloth and gently sand it off the faucet.
16. Open each stop valve under
the sink one at a time and just enough to wash out the faucet cartridge barrel, and then turn it back off. You can
also fill each barrel with white vinegar, and let is set for 20 minutes, and then rinse all the vinegar out of the
faucet. Wipe the faucet clean of all vinegar as soon as you are done. The vinegar is naturally acidic, and will
help breakdown the mineral deposits. Caution-the vinegar will also ruin the faucets finish if
you do not clean it off.
17. Apply a thin layer of
plumber’s silicon grease to the outside of the new Glacier Bay ceramic disc cartridges, especially the on the black
rubber O-rings. This will help the cartridges slide into the faucet with binding.
18. Insert a new hot cartridge
into the left side of the faucet by hand. Line up the guide on the cartridge and the notch on the top of cartridge
barrel, push the cartridge in until it seats.
19. Install a new Glacier Bay
cold-ceramic disc cartridge into the right side of the faucet. Tip-If you
install the cartridges in the wrong barrels the faucet handles will not turn on or shut off in the proper
20. Set the plastic rings on
each cartridge if your faucets designed with them.
21. Screw the retaining nuts back on
each side of the faucet clockwise by hand, and then turn them just a little more with your Crescent wrench until
they are secure. Caution-you can over tighten the nuts and break
22. Set the handle adaptors
each cartridge stem.
23. Secure each adaptor with
its handle adaptor screw. Turn the screws clockwise with your Phillips screwdriver until they are tight.
Caution-you can over tighten the screws and ruin the ceramic disc
24. Temporarily set each faucet
handle onto its handle adaptor. Turn the handle to their closed positions.
25. Unscrew the faucet aerator
form the end of the hi-arc faucet spout. This will prevent the aerator from clogging with debris from the repair.
Looking down on the Glacier Bay hi-arc faucet spout from above, rotate the aerator clockwise by hand to remove it.
You should be able to unscrew it by hand, if not, wrap a damp washcloth or rubber jar lid open around it to get a
better grip. If you cannot remove the aerator by hand, you can you pliers, but you must wrap something around it to
protect the finish from the sharp jaws of the pliers.
26. Turn the water under the
kitchen sink or at the main water supply. Make sure the handles turn on and off it correct directions. Run the hot
and cold-water for 15 seconds each to clear out any remaining debris from the cartridge
27. Tighten the handle
setscrews with you Allen wrench. Caution-do not over tighten the setscrews, you can ruin
them, the handles and cartridges.
28. Apply a small amount of
plumber’s silicon grease to the aerator threads, and the threads on the end of the faucet spout. This will prevent
mineral buildup and make it easier to remove the aerator in the future.
29. Screw the Glacier Bay
aerator back on the spout in a counterclockwise direction when you are looking down over the faucet. Tighten the
faucet aerator by hand only; do not use any tools.
30. Snap the small plastic
index buttons back into the setscrew ports. The red one goes in the left handle, and the blue one goes in the right
31. Turn the faucet on and
check leaks around the handle base and drips from the faucet spout.
Trouble-Shooting you Glacier Bay Hi-Arc
Water leaking from the bottom of the
When water run out from
around the faucet spout base, unscrew the spout’s mounting adaptor (the bottom part of the spout that is larger
than the top), pull the spout straight up and off the faucet, replace the O-rings-A004096N. Coat the O-rings
with plumber’s silicon grease before installing back into the faucet.
Water leaking from around the
When water is leaking
out from under the faucet’s handles, you need to replace the cartridge. In rare cases, you can get away with
only securing the bonnet nut with a crescent wrench.
Water dripping from faucet
When water drips from a
faucet spout, it means that you have a worn Glacier Bay ceramic disc faucet cartridge, simply replace the
cartridge. In rare cases, just tightening the retaining bonnet nut will fix the problem.
Water spraying from aerator
Unscrew the aerator and
coat it with silicon grease and screw it back in. if the leak stops, great. If the leak does not stop, replace