Whether your kitchen faucet is ceramic-disk or not, you need to know how to replace the kitchen faucet washer. These parts can be purchased separately or in kits. Make sure that the new part you choose fits your faucet. Once you have found the right part, you can clean and replace the old one. If you don't have the right parts, bring them to your local home improvement store to purchase them. Afterwards, you can install the new one.

Use WD-40 to loosen tight nut

To replace the gold and black kitchen faucet washer, disconnect the supply lines to the sink. Next, unscrew the stem nut. If the nut is too tight, use WD-40 to loosen it. You should see a sunken or grooved washer. It's easy to determine which one needs replacement. You can then connect the new one to the valve. If the washer isn't attached, you can use the same tool to unscrew it and replace it.

The old washer is held in place by a brass screw. It's likely that the old one is deformed and worn. To remove it, pry it out carefully. Don't overtighten it; it could ratchet out of place. Make sure to wear safety gloves and safety goggles while you are performing this task. Make sure to follow the instructions carefully so that you don't accidentally damage your new washer.

Need to remove the escutcheon cap and ceramic bonnet

First, remove the decorative cap. This will expose the internal components of the faucet. Make sure to close the drain. Then, you'll want to take out the screwhead. Once you're done with this, you can remove the handle. After the handle is out, you'll need to remove the escutcheon cap and ceramic bonnet. If the faucet is ceramic-disk, remove the ceramic bonnet and disk cylinder.

Use an adjustable wrench to uncrewed stem

Using a small slotted screwdriver, unscrew the decorative cap on the handle. Then, remove the packing nut and the screw. The stem can be unscrewed from the faucet body with an adjustable wrench. Lastly, remove the stem. Using the tools and the proper tool, remove the cap. Once you have removed the cap, you can remove the faucet stem. If the seat is damaged, it is time to replace the washer.

Before you begin replacing the kitchen faucet washer, be sure to turn off the water in the faucet. Older homes may require you to turn off the water supply. If you can do this, you can remove the screw from the faucet handle. In addition, make sure to cover the drain plug so that nothing falls into the drain while you're replacing the washer. This way, you won't have to worry about splattering water all over the floor or the sink.

If you don't feel confident enough to remove the handle, a flathead screwdriver may be needed to lift it off. Be sure to follow all instructions carefully and make sure the parts are in the correct order before attempting the repair. If you have trouble with the handle, you should use a penetrating oil on it. This oil can break up sediment and rust that are in the threads. If you have a weak constitution, take a picture of the process.