Faucet InstructionsFor the Do-It-Yourselfer 

 

How to Repair an Aqueous Kitchen Pull-Out Faucet Model: 70-K8-PCBN-AD

 

How to Troubleshoot and Repair an Aqueous Kitchen Pullout Faucet  

Model: 70-K8-PCBN-AD 

The Aqueous looped handle kitchen faucet, model number 70-k8-pcbn-ad with pull out sprayer, looks to use the same ceramic disc cartridge as some of the Pegasus series faucets sold at The Home Depot; repair part number RP20005.  Distributed by Homewerks Worldwide, the Aqueous limited 5-year warranty phone number is 1-877-319-3757. 

How to Remove an Aqueous Kitchen Faucet Cartridge 

1.      Close the water valves under the kitchen sink. If you do not have individual supply valves, shut the water off to the house. 

2.      Open the Aqueous kitchen faucet to relieve the water pressure before you begin. 

3.      Close off the sink drain(s) so you do not lose any small faucet parts. 

How to remove an Aqueous kitchen faucet loop handle

4.      Remove the loop handle by popping out the small plastic index button directly under the handle loop. Normally you can do this with your fingers. 

5.      Loosen the faucet handle setscrew inside the bottom of the handle with an Allen wrench. You do not need to remove the screw, just loosen it enough the remove the handle. 

6.      Lift the handle off the Aq ueous faucet cartridge. 

7.      Unscrew the dome cap from the bonnet by hand. Do not use pliers. 

8.      Remove the cap seat by hand also. 

9.      Unscrew the bonnet nut with slip joint pliers. Turn the nut to the left to remove. 

10.  Pull out the Aqueous faucet cartridge by hand. 

11.  Remove any water and debris with a clean rag. 

 How to Install an Aqueous Kitchen Faucet Ceramic Disc Cartridge 

12.  Line up the ceramic disc cartridge guides with those on the inside of the kitchen faucet. 

13.  Push the cartridge into the faucet firmly. 

14.  Screw on the bonnet nut by hand, and then tighten with slip joint pliers. 

15.  Reinstall the cap seat. 

16.   Screw the round cap back on the bonnet nut. 

17.  Slide the Aq ueous faucet handle on the new cartridge stem. 

18.  Tighten the handle’s setscrew with the Allen wrench. 

19.  Snap the small index button back in the setscrew port. 

20.  Open the loop faucet handle by pushing up and centering it on top of the faucet.  

21.  Open the water inlet valves under the kitchen sink slowly. 

22.  Open and close the Aqueous kitchen faucet several times to insure proper handle and faucet operation. 

23.  Visually inspect for leaks around the handle and spout. Check the faucet for leaking again in a few days.  

How to Install a New Aqueous Pullout Kitchen Faucet Spray Head Assembly 

24.  Turning the kitchen faucet’s water supply off is optional when installing or changing out the spray head assembly. 

25.  Seal the sink drain or drains incase a small spry head part wants to go down the drain. 

26.  Pull the Aq-ueous spray head assembly out of the faucet. 

27.  Turn the head now toward the blocked sink drain. 

28.  Unscrew the spray head from the metal air valve on the end of the hose. You should be able to do this by hand. To create more grips, try wrapping a damp washcloth or rubber jar opener around the metal end of the hose.  

29.  Remove the small black rubber washer from inside the metal air valve. 

30.  Install the new washer that comes with the spray head. 

31.  Screw the new kitchen faucet spray-head on the hose end firmly by hand. 

32.  Aim the sprayer at the bottom of the kitchen sink. If you turned the water off to the faucet, turn it back on now.  

33.  Turn the faucet on and test the new Aqueous spray head. Make sure it switches from stem to spray efficiently. 

34.  Turn the kitchen faucet on and off a few times to check the hose seal for leaks. Check the seal again in a day or two.  

Troubleshooting an Aqueous Kitchen Faucet 

Water is leaking out from the top of the faucet under the handle. 

35.  Keeping the water turned on is optional if you are not removing the Aqueous kitchen faucet cartridge. If you would be more comfortable, turn the water off. 

36.  Loosen the handle setscrew and remove the faucet’s handle. 

37.  Tighten the brass cartridge bonnet-retaining nut clockwise with a large crescent wrench. 

38.  Turn the water on if you turned if off before you started. 

39.  Reinstall the faucet handle and test for leaks.  

I tightened the Aqueous bonnet nut, but my faucet is still leaking around the handle. 

40.  Turn the water off to the faucet. 

41.  Remove the handle. 

42.  Unscrew the cap and bonnet nut. 

43.  Remove the Aqueous faucet cartridge. 

44.  Clean out the inside of the faucet cartridge chamber with a clean cloth. 

45.  Inspect the rubber gasket on the bottom of cartridge for defects. If the gaskets damaged in any way, replace the gasket or the whole cartridge.   

46.  Reinstall the cartridge, bonnet nut, cap and handle. 

47.  Turn the water back on and test for leaks. 

48.  Reinstall the loop handle.  

My Aqueous kitchen sink faucet is dripping from the sprayer.  

49.  Pull the cartridge out of the faucet.  

50.  Clean the inside of the cartridge body and check the cartridge gasket seal on the bottom of the cartridge. 

51.  Replace the cartridge. If the faucet is still dripping from the sprayer, replace the cartridge, part number RP20005. 

My Aqueous kitchen sink faucet is leaking where the hose connects to the sprayer. 

52.  Replace the hose washer; part number RP64079. If the hose-to-sprayer joint is still leaking you can wrap Teflon tape clockwise around the threads of the sprayer, only wrap the Teflon plumber’s tape about three times. 

 I replaced the pullout hose washer connecting the pullout hose to the sprayer, but the connection is still leaking. 

53.   Replace the Aqueous kitchen sink pullout spray head, parts number RP36011. 

54.  Replace the pullout sprayer’s hose; parts number RP70076. If you can, just replace both the sprayer and hose at the same time.  

My Aqueous kitchen faucet spout is hard to turn and makes noise when I do turn it. 

55.  Turn the water shut-off vales off. 

56.  Open the faucet. 

57.  Remove the faucet handle, cap and cap seat. 

58.  Place a bath towel under the kitchen sink to soak up what little waters left in the sprayer hose and faucet. 

59.  Disconnect the sprayer hose from the faucet with two small crescent wrenches. 

60.  Pull the sprayer and the entire sprayer hose from out of the faucet. 

61.  Lift the Aqueous faucet spout straight up and off the faucet body. 

62.  Inspect the 2 large O-rings around the faucet body for damage. If there is any evidence of wear, replace both rubber O-rings. 

63.  Apply a light coating of plumber’ faucet grease, or silicone grease, all around the Aqueous rubber spout gaskets with your index finger. 

64.  Coat the inside if the faucets spout as well. 

65.  Reinstall the spout, cap set, cap, handle, sprayer hose and sprayer. 

66.  Turn the water back o slowly and check the spout for smooth operation.  

My Aqueous kitchen faucet is loose, how do I fix it. 

67.   Center the faucet from on top of the sink by hand. 

68.  Clear out everything form under the kitchen sink so you have room to work. 

69.  Slide yourself under the kitchen sink cabinet with a four-way screwdriver and a flashlight. 

70.  Shine the flashlight up under the sink until you see the two faucet mounting screws on each side of the faucet shank. 

71.  Reach up with the screwdriver and turn each screw clockwise to tighten them. Tighten them evenly, back and forth, until the faucet is secure.  

How do I tighten the handle on an Aqueous kitchen sink faucet? 

72.  Remove the small plastic index button under the level. 

73.  Insert a hex wrench and turn the setscrew to the right to tighten.  

74.  Replace the index button, part number RP10006.  

What size is the setscrew in the Aqueous kitchen faucet handle? 

75.  The hex wrench is more than likely a 3/32nd inch or 2.5mm.  

The heavy weight on the faucet sprayer hose keeps hitting the plumbing pipes under the kitchen sink. 

76.  Reposition the weight a little higher on the hose by loosening the two screws on either side of the weight, and then sliding it up the hose a few inches. Retighten the screws and test. 

77.  Remove the weight altogether. You do not have to use the hose weight if you do not want. The weight is to help feed the hose back down under the sink after you use it. 

Water is leaking out from around the base of my Aqueous faucet spout. 

78.  Close the water stops under the kitchen sink. Open the faucet and check that the water is shut off and leaking through the shut-off valves. If the water will not shut off, replace the valves first.  

79.  Disassemble the faucet by removing the handle, cap, cap seat and sprayer hose and spout. 

80.  Replace the two large O-rings that seal the spout. There part numbers are RP60037 and RP60055.  

My Aqueous faucet’s handle setscrew is stuck.   

81.  Wrap a washcloth soaked in a solution of vinegar and water around the faucet handle. The acid vapor from the vinegar will slowly dissolve the mineral buildup and any corrosion that might be keeping the setscrew from turning. You may need to repeat this step several times, 15 minutes each time.  

No water is coming out of my Aqueous faucet when I turn it on.  

82.   Clean the spray heads aerator. The aerator is the round metal part on the end of the spray head where the water comes out of the faucet. You should be able to unscrew the aerator by hand, but you may need to wrap electrical tape around it several times and then use a pair of pliers. Turn the Aqueous faucet aerator counterclockwise to remove. Turn the kitchen faucet on, without the aerator in place, and wash all the parts of the aerator under warm water. Place a screen in the kitchen sink drain so you do not lose any of the small parts. Reinstall all the aerator parts just as they came out of the faucet. Turn the faucet on to check the faucets operation.  

I removed my Aqueous faucet aerator, but there is still no water coming out of the sprayer.  

83.  Unscrew the spray head from the sprayer pullout hose.  

84.  Remove the rubber washer from inside the metal air valve on the end of the hose. 

85.  Aim the open end of the sprayer hose into the kitchen sink drain. 

86.  Turn the faucet on. If water comes out full force from the hose, replace the spray head. If no water comes out of the sprayer hose, make sure the waters on under the kitchen sink. If the water is on under the sink and no water is coming out of the faucet, replace the Aqueous faucet’s ceramic disc cartridge; parts numbers RP20005.  

Water is dripping off my kitchen sink faucet’s pullout spray hose. 

87.  Turn the faucet on. 

88.  Inspect the connection between the pullout sprayer and its hose for the leak. If it is leaking at this connection, replace the small rubber washer inside the end of the sprayer hose; part number RP64079. 

 If this connection is not leaking, crawl up under the kitchen sink and shine a flashlight up at the bottom of the faucet. Find the connection between the sprayer hose and the faucet; use a paper towel or other tissue to wipe each of the pipes, and hose connections. Check the tissue for moisture after you wipe each fitting. If the leaky connection is at the hose-to-faucet joint, replace the washer; part number RP64022.  

I cannot find where the water is leaking under my kitchen sink faucet.  

89.  Rebuild the faucet by replacing the spot washers and the Aqueous ceramic disc cartridge.   

If this does not work, contact the manufacturer and see about getting free faucet replacement under warranty. 

How to Find Aqueous Faucet Parts  

For customer service, please call 877-319-3757, or go to homewerksww.com . 

 

 

 

 

 

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