How to Repair a Glacier Bay Rope Series Double Handle
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How to Prepare Your Glacier Bay Double Rope Handle Faucet for Repair
Close the water off to the faucet under the bathroom sink, or shut off the main water
Open both your faucet’s handles to relieve the pressure before you remove the
Close the faucet’s pop-up drain, or block the drain with a washcloth, to prevent
loosing small faucet parts.
Spread a hand towel out beside the sink to place the faucet parts on. This helps keep
the faucet parts organized.
How to Remove Glacier Bay Rope Handles
Remove each Glacier Bay rope handle’s top cap by prying it off with a small
screwdriver; careful not to scratch the finish.
Unscrew each rope handle screw with a Phillips screwdriver; turn them to the
Lift each handle off the faucet and set them to the side.
How to remove Glacier Bay Decorative Lever Handles
Pop out the small index button on the top of each Glacier Bay lever handle. Try
removing them by hand first, if they are too tight, use a screwdriver or knife. Caution- You can easily scratch the
Remove the handle screws with a Phillips screwdriver; turn them
Pull each handle from their cartridge stems by hand, and then set them aside on the
How to remove Your Glacier Bay Faucet Cartridges
Loosen the ceramic disc cartridge retaining nuts counterclockwise with an adjustable
Remove the nuts by hand and set them on the towel.
Pull the Glacier Bay faucet cartridges out of the faucet body with a pair of
Clean the inside of each cartridge barrel with a clean dry
How to Install Rope Handle Glacier Bay Ceramic Disc Faucet
1. Apply a thin coating of
plumber’s waterproof silicone grease to the bottom of the new Glacier Bay ceramic disc
2. Guide the small plastic
wings, on each side of the washer-less cartridge, down into the notches on top of each cartridge
3. The red one goes in on the
left side and blue one goes in on the right side.
4. Press the cartridges into
the faucet by hand only.
5. Screw the bonnet retaining
nuts on each side of the faucet by hand.
6. Turn each nut an additional
90 degrees with your adjustable wrench to secure the new ceramic cartridges in place. Caution-you
can over tighten the bonnet nuts.
How to Install
Glacier Bay Rope Style and Lever Style Handles
1. Set each handle on their
stem. Do not install screw, yet.
2. Rotate the handle to make
sure they turn off and on in the right place. If not, remove the cartridge and turn it 180 degrees, or switch the
3. Remove the faucet
4. Turn the water back on
5. Open both hot and cold
faucets slowly. Let the water run for 15 seconds, and then shut it off.
6. Pull the handle off and
look for signs of water around the cartridge retaining nuts. If you see water leaking or dripping, tighten the nuts
another quarter turn and test the faucet again.
7. Install each handle screw
into the cartridges firmly; do
not over tighten or you will ruin the new Glacier Bay ceramic disc
8. Snap the index button back
into each handle with the “C” on the right and “H” on the left.
9. Turn the Rope handles on
and off several times to insure that the handle screws are tight and there are no drips or leaks anywhere. Wipe
your bathroom lavatory faucet clean with a soft dry cloth.