How do you change a peerless tub faucet?

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To correct an installed faucet:
  1. Shut the water off at the water supplies.
  2. Disconnect the faucet and remove it from the sink.
  3. Rotate the spout 180 degrees so the Peerless® name appears below the spout and it faces toward the sink.
  4. Reinstall the faucet.

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Likewise, how do you remove a peerless tub faucet?

Step 1: Remove any caulking around the wall end of the tub spout with a putty knife or razor. Step 2: Unscrew the tub spout in a counterclockwise rotation until the tub spout is removed off of the brass adapter. Step 3: Use a 1/8" hex/Allen wrench and un tighten the Allen screw counterclockwise.

Similarly, how do you remove a peerless faucet handle? How to Remove Peerless Lever-Handle Faucets

  1. Look beneath the kitchen sink or bath vanity to locate the water supply lines and valves.
  2. Release the water supply lines from beneath the Peerless faucet by twisting the connectors counterclockwise.
  3. Remove the kitchen faucet sprayer attachment, if applicable.

Likewise, people ask, how do you fix a peerless two handle faucet?

Start by turning off the water shut-off valves and opening the faucet to relieve pressure, then unscrew and take off the handles with a screwdriver. Once the handles are off, loosen the valve retaining nut by turning it counterclockwise with locking pliers or a wrench, remove the nut and lift out the valve.

How do you take apart a peerless faucet?

Peerless Ball-Valve Faucet Repair

  1. Turn off the shutoff valves.
  2. Remove the handle, using either a 1/8-inch hex wrench or a Phillips screwdriver.
  3. Unscrew the dome-shaped ball cover.
  4. Unscrew the ball retainer, using a pair of locking pliers.
  5. Lift out the ball to expose the two gaskets in the bottom of the valve housing.

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Are Peerless faucets guaranteed for life?

Our Lifetime Limited Warranty applies to Peerless faucets manufactured after January 1, 1995. Faucets used for these purposes are covered by a five-year limited warranty from date of purchase, with all other terms of the standard warranty applying.

Where is the model number on a peerless faucet?

Your faucet's model number may be found on the packaging, and also on the Installation instructions provided with your faucet. If you threw those materials away, or don't know they are, you may be able to determine your model number using this website.

How do you fix a peerless single handle shower faucet?

It's possible that you may need to replace them, using Peerless Genuine Parts.
  1. Shut off water supply.
  2. Cover drain opening with a towel, so parts don't fall into it.
  3. If you have a lever handle with a red and blue hot/cold button, pry it off to expose the set screw.
  4. Unscrew the cap counterclockwise and lift off.

How do I identify my faucet cartridge?

For sink faucets, look at the front of the spout. The logo may also be on the base of the spout, where it meets the sink, either on the front or the back. For shower faucets, look on the round plate (escutcheon) behind the handle, on the handle itself, or perhaps on the actual valve behind the wall.

How do I know if my faucet cartridge is bad?


Signs that a cartridge faucet needs repair are water dripping from the spout, difficulty in adjusting the water temperature, hot water entering cold water outlets like toilet supply lines and inadequately heated water at some faucets.

Are Moen and Delta shower valves interchangeable?

For many years Moen tub/shower valves have been manufactured using one of three valves. These valves are Standard, Posi-Temp and Moentrol. Although the look is similar, the trim is not necessarily interchangeable. If this is the way your Moen valve operates, any Posi-Temp trim will fit.

How does a tub spout diverter work?

How Does a Tub Diverter Valve Work? Basically, the main water pipe running to the bathroom starts at the tub faucet and then runs vertically to connect the same waterway to the showerhead above the faucet. When the faucet is turned on, water rushes to the first port and drains into the tub.

Where do I find my faucet model number?

The model number is printed on a tag that is attached to the cold water supply line of the faucet. The supply line is located below the sink, countertop, bath rim, or behind the bowl of a bidet. The model number, or part number, is typically preceded by "P/N."

How do you remove a single handle faucet cartridge?


  1. TURN OFF WATER. Turning off the water at the shut off valves under the sink.
  2. PRY OFF HANDLE. Pry off the handle cap using a small flat screwdriver.
  3. REMOVE HANDLE FROM ASSEMBLY.
  4. REMOVE THE RETAINING NUT.
  5. REMOVE THE RETAINING CLIP.
  6. REMOVE THE O-RING.
  7. REPLACE THE CARTRIDGE.
  8. REINSTALL THE O-RING.

How do you remove a screwless faucet handle?

With the water shut off from the shut-off valves remove the handles. To do this you must locate a screw that is usually hidden beneath a decorative cap. Gently pry the cap off with a metal nail-file or flathead screwdriver. With the screw exposed unscrew it and lift off the handle.

How much does it cost to replace a shower cartridge?

If not, cartridges I have seen run from about $15-60 - the changeout and initial temperature setting will probably be minimum service charge assuming it can be changed by just removing a decorative faceplate - from $75-175 labor normally except can be more in extremem high cost big city areas - normally around $125

Do all faucets have cartridges?

The first three (ball, disc, and cartridge) are all types of "washerless faucets" since they do not use rubber or neoprene washers. The latter (compression) is very much like your basic washer faucet. Take a look at each type and gain an overview of how they work and how they're different.

Why does my faucet turn off slowly?

If your faucet runs from the spout when the handle is in the off position, then a faulty stem or cartridge component is usually the culprit. In basic terms, turning the faucet to the off position causes rubber or plastic components to compress across an opening or otherwise cut off water flow.

What is the cause of a dripping faucet?


The typical causes for a leaky faucet include corrosion, mineral deposit on the internal parts, or defective gaskets, o-rings, or washers. Luckily, most faucets that leak can be fixed by homeowners if they have the right tools and some basic knowledge of plumbing.

Are Delta and Peerless faucets interchangeable?

Delta/Peerless are both made the same, both made by the Masco Corporation. Internal parts are compatible to each other with Peerless being the lesser of both brands. There are many faucets that follow the same internals as the original Delta.

How do you reverse a faucet handle?

Thankfully, this is one plumbing annoyance that's an easy fix.
  1. Turn off the hot and cold water supplies to the faucet.
  2. Pry the decorative button or cap from the top of the faucet handle using your fingernail.
  3. Remove the cartridge retaining nut using a pair of slip-joint pliers or an adjustable wrench.