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How to Replace a Bathroom Faucet

Replacing a bathroom faucet is an easy way to breathe new life into the space. Learn how to replace a bathroom faucet with easy DIY faucet tricks from the pros.

  • 1 Hour
  • Novice
Materials:
  • New faucet set
  • Teflon tape
Tools:
  • Basin wrench
Warning: Before you begin, carefully read the manufacturers installation instructions. Each manufacturer may have specific and unique installation steps.

8 steps on 'How to Replace a Bathroom Faucet'

  1. Shut off the water

    Shut off the water

    Shut off the hot and cold water supply valves.

  2. Remove the old faucet

    Remove the old faucet

    Remove the old faucet set and clean the sink surface of any silicone, plumber’s putty or gunk build-up.

  3. Insert valve stems

    Insert valve stems

    Insert the valve stems through the holes and secure snugly. Hot water (red) on the left, cold water (blue) on the right.

  4. Insert the spout

    Insert the spout

    Insert the stem of the spout through the middle hole and secure to the mounting bracket using the brass nut.

  5. Attach the handles

    Attach the handles

    Screw the handles onto the stems. Insert hot and cold set screws if supplied. Hot on the left, cold on the right.

  6. Secure the lift rod

    Secure the lift rod

    Secure the new lift rod to the pop-up mechanism according to the manufacturer’s instructions.

  7. Attach the water supply lines

    Attach the water supply lines

    Attach the hot and cold water supply lines by screwing them on to the valve stems. The manufacturer’s instructions may require the use of Teflon tape.

  8. Turn on the water

    Turn on the water

    Open the water supply valves. Turn on the water to the faucet and check for leaks.