Every household needs a faucet, and although it may be small, it can have an impact on people's quality of life. However, the quality of the catridge, one of the important components of the faucet, determines the quality of the faucet. So, how to disassemble the catridge of the faucet? Let's take a look at the following method together.
First, close the main water valve, and insert a screwdriver under the faucet handle and pry it upwards from both sides slowly, steadily and evenly until the faucet cartridge, including different faucet cartridge types, can be removed.
First, close the main water valve, and then remove the handle of the faucet by pressing down the red and blue marking on the handle with a diameter of about 8mm and using a cross screwdriver to unscrew the fixing screw counterclockwise. Then use a wrench to disassemble the catridge of the faucet and remove the ceramic catridge in it.
First, close the main water valve, and then unscrew the blue cover on the right handle of the faucet with a screwdriver, loosen the screw inside it, remove the handle, and then use a wrench to unscrew the catridge.
Turn the handle of the faucet on and off, and feel whether there is any obstruction in the middle while switching it up and down. (If it is obstructed, it means it's not good.)
Switch the catridge halfway and stop. Then switch it to the end. Use your sense of touch to compare whether the feel of the upper and lower parts is the same. (This can only be achieved with a slightly higher-grade catridge.)
When adjusting the hot and cold water by turning the catridge left and right, use the above method first, and then observe whether it is light and easy to turn. (Good catridges should spin freely, which means they are easy to turn.)
Lightly pinch the faucet handle with your index and middle fingers and gently move it up, down, left, and right to observe whether it is flexible and not loose, whether there is a sense of obstruction, and whether there is a sense of oil damping. If the premier shower faucet cartridge handle is flexible without obstruction, no sense of blockage, and has a heavy oil damping feel, it can be purchased. (Keep in mind that these simple methods can help you identify good-quality catridges!)
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