How do you Change the Seat and Spring in a Glacier Bay 2-Handle
Some older models of Glacier Bay bath faucets are still on the
market. These faucets use a seat, spring and cartridge operation system. This system is almost identical to
the original Delta faucet seat and spring design. In fact, many of the older Delta faucet parts will
interchange with some Glacier Bay bath faucets. It is always best to use original Glacier Bay faucet parts,
when you can find them. Changing the seat and springs in a 2-handle Glacier Bay bath faucet is relatively
easy for anyone to do. The whole job should only take about 20 minutes.
1.Shut off the water to the hot and or cold side of the
2.Open the knob or lever handle to make sure the stops entirely.
If the faucet is dripping just a little, you can still work on the faucet. If the water is coming out in a
stem, replace the water shut-off valve before continuing.
3.Remove the faucet’s handles or handle if you are repair both
side s of the faucet at the same time. We recommend that you do repair both sides of the Glacier Bay bath
faucet at the same time. This will eliminate having to come back and repair the other side next
4.Place a hand towel behind the faucet to catch and water
5.Unscrew the faucet’s cartridge bonnet nut that holds the
cartridge in the faucet. Use an adjustable wrench to keep from scratching the faucet’s
6.Lift out the Glacier Bay faucet cartridge and friction washer
from the faucet by hand. If it is difficult to remove the cartridge, you can use a pair of
7.With a small screwdriver, remove the black rubber faucet seat
and metal spring. They are located under the stem cartridge in a small port opening.
8.Clean the inside of the faucet with a clean rag. If there is
evidence of scale, a white crusty mineral buildup, clean it out of the faucet by pouring a cap full of
vinegar into the faucet and letting it soak for 15 minutes.
9.Turn the water on just enough to rinse the vinegar out of the
10.Dry the faucet barrel out again with a clean
11.Slide a new Glacier Bay seat and spring up on the small
12.Insert the screwdriver into the small port in the bottom of the
13.Slide the spring first, and then the rubber seat into the port
and secure them with one finger.
14.Install a new Glacier Bay faucet cartridge into the faucet by
ling up the guides on the stem and barrel.
15.Place the plastic slip ring on top of the
16.Screw the bonnet nut on the bath faucet by
17.Tighten the nut with your adjustable wrench.Caution—do not over tighten the bonnet nut, you can damage the nut and faucet.
18.Remove the handle setscrew from the old faucet cartridge and
screw it into the new stem with a flat screwdriver.
19.Set the handle on the cartridge stem and test the handles
alignment. If it does not shutoff in the correct position, remove the faucet cartridge and rotate it 180
degrees; reinstall the bonnet nut.
20.Tighten the handle setscrew or handle screw depending on your
Glacier Bay faucet model.