What is faucet cartridge?
Thereof, how long do faucet cartridges last?
20 to 30 years
Beside above, are all faucet cartridges the same? The cartridges are usually not interchangeable. A hot side cartridge will only fit the hot side of the faucet, and the same for the cold side. There are slight differences in how the cartridge is manufactured depending on whether it is for use on the cold side or hot side of the faucet.
Hereof, 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.
Can you fix a faucet cartridge?
If you have a two-handle faucet with handles that turn 90 degrees, you have either a cartridge or compression faucet. Leaks in cartridge faucets are usually caused by worn-out cartridges or worn rubber O-ring seals. These problems are easily fixed using repair kits that include both replacement cartridges and O-rings.