How To Take Apart A Grohe Bathroom Faucet
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If you are experiencing low water pressure from your Grohe faucet, it may be due to problems associated with the cartridge. To fix this, you need to take apart the entire faucet.
Don’t know how to take apart a Grohe Bathroom faucet? No worries! This guide will show you exactly what to do. Read on!
First, you’re going to need the following tools:
- A screwdriver
- An Allen wrench
- A socket wrench
- An adjustable spanner
Step 1: Turn off the water supply to the faucet
The first step is to turn off the water supply. You can do this either from the bathroom sink or from the primary source of your water supply to the house. This step is necessary to prevent unnecessary water spillage, especially as the water flow runs through the cartridge.
Step 2: Loosen the nuts that hold the supply lines
Next, lift the faucet lever to access the screws. Use an Allen wrench to loosen the nuts holding the water lines in place. Pull the water lines away from the faucet once the nuts are out of the way.
Step 3: Remove the cartridge cover
With the Allen wrench, unscrew to remove the plastic that covers the cartridge. You will also have to remove the small cap after dismantling the lever.
Remove the cap to unscrew the nut holding down the cartridge. Use an adjustable spanner to remove the nut by turning the spanner counterclockwise.
Step 4: Remove the cartridge
Now it should be easy to remove the cartridge. Simply pull it out. You don’t need any tool to do this. Next, inspect the cartridge to determine if it needs cleaning or a replacement.
Removing the cartridge may expose some debris or build-up of dirt in and around the basin. Whether the cartridge is to be replaced or just cleaned, it is appropriate to clean the entire faucet basin and all faucet parts.
How To Replace The Cartridge
If the cartridge is damaged, you will need to replace it because cleaning won’t solve the problem. Here is how to replace the cartridge in a Grohe bathroom faucet.
Step 1: Reinstalling your cartridge
First, observe the cartridge to be sure it is adequately sealed. Once this is done, fix it into the cleaned basin. Be sure the cartridge is correctly placed by lining up the two tabs to serve as a guide. This will prevent misalignment.
Correctly aligning the cartridge is the most essential step in replacing it. If it is not aligned correctly, it will not work and can also damage the other parts during installation.
Step 2: Assembling your Grohe faucet
Now that you’re done replacing your cartridge and cleaning the basin, it is time to reassemble your Grohe faucet.
The procedure is the same. Again, simply follow the steps for dismantling the faucet, but this time, do it in reverse order.
Here’s what you need to do:
- Once your cartridge is safely installed, you will need a 32mm box spanner. Screw the nut, applying moderate pressure. Be careful not to screw it too tightly, as that can damage the new or repaired cartridge.
- Replace all the coverings of the cartridge. Next, put the lever back on and use the Allen wrench to screw it, turning the key clockwise. Once it is well screwed in (be careful not to make it too tight), replace the cap. Once this is done, the internal system is secured.
- Replace the water supply lines and screw them back into position. You can then turn on the water supply.
You have done a fantastic job, and your Grohe faucet is back to its best working condition.
This procedure is not complicated. With the necessary tools, it takes about 15 minutes to take the faucet apart. If you follow the simple steps in this guide, you should be able to dismantle and reassemble a Grohe bathroom faucet all by yourself in less than an hour.
Frequently Asked Questions
How do you clean a Grohe bathroom faucet?
To clean a Grohe bathroom faucet, use a small quantity of soap and a moist cloth to clean the fitting. Rinse off with clean water and wipe dry using a dry towel or piece of dry cloth. Use an environmentally friendly cleaning liquid to remove lime deposits. If you dry the fitting each time you use it, you will reduce the likelihood of lime spots.
How do I know if my faucet cartridge is bad?
Your faucet cartridge is bad if you have difficulty adjusting the water temperature or hot water starts to enter your cold water outlets. Other signs that your faucet cartridge needs repairs are inadequate heating and water dripping from the spout.
Are Grohe faucets good quality?
Grohe is a leading global brand based in Germany and known for manufacturing some of the best kitchen fittings and complete bathroom solutions, including a wide range of faucets. However, Grohe faucets have some peculiarities because most of them feature cartridges that regulate temperature and pressure.
How do you remove a flow restrictor from a bathroom faucet?
Before removing the flow restrictor from a bathroom faucet, cover the area where you will use pliers to prevent any damage. You then turn the aerator counterclockwise using your pliers until the flow restrictor can be removed by hand. Once the flow restrictor is moved, you can then remove the water flow limiter inside the aerator.
How do you remove a corroded faucet handle?
Before working on your bathroom sink, make sure to turn the main water supply off to cut off the water flow while you work. Next, scrape away as much corrosion in the faucet joints as you can using a wire brush and then heat the corroded faucet parts with a hairdryer. This should allow you to more easily remove a corroded faucet handle.