Faucet InstructionsFor the Do-It-Yourselfer 

 

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Testing your Glacier Bay Kitchen Faucet Repair 

 

29.  Remove the Glacier Bay faucet aerator from the end of the kitchen faucet spout. Looking down on the faucet, turn the aerator counterclockwise by hand until removed. If you have trouble removing the aerator by hand, wrap it with duct tape, and then cautiously use pliers to remove it. You can easily scratch the aerator and ruin it. 

30.  Push the mixer ball stem up and to the left. Turn the hot water valve on under the sink. Run the water for 10 to 20 seconds, or until the water gets hot. Turn the stem to right side of the faucet.  

31.  Turn the cold-water valve back on under the kitchen sink. Allow the water to run for 10 to 20 seconds, and then shut the water off by lowering the stem down to the front of the faucet. 

32.  Look for water leaking around the faucets adjusting ring, spout or aerator. If water is evident around the adjusting ring, tighten it with your pliers 90 degrees at a time, until the leak stops. The stem must still move freely however. If there is water leaking from the spout, tightening the adjustment ring may fix the problem. This will apply more pressure between the rubber seats and mixer ball to seal of the water flow. If there is water leaking from around the kitchen faucet base, you will need to disassemble the faucet and inspect or replace the large O-rings that seal the spout and faucet body. Make sure you have used the correct O-rings, in some aftermarket faucet repair-kits; they sell you parts for several different styles and brands of faucet, all in the same package. 

33.  Reinstall the Glacier Bay faucet aerator-RP30030. Apply a small amount of grease to the aerator threads and the threads on the end of the spout. Tighten the aerator by hand only. If water leaks from around the aerator threads, install a new aerator faucet seal. 

34.  Slide the faucet handle down on the new Glacier Bay mixer ball stem-RP22007. Turn the kitchen faucet spout out from in front of the Glacier Bay faucet handle-RP13094. Insert your hex wrench into the setscrew inside the base of the handle and tighten it clockwise.  

35.  Turn the faucet on and off several times, back and forth, and up and down. You are looking for leaks and feeling the handles operation. 

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