How to completely disassemble the mixer in the kitchen

A one.leaf mixer for the kitchen: how to disassemble a kitchen one.rod device

And now we will analyze the cartridge truly and consider carefully how everything works there. Here is a cut with a handle here to better navigate in details:

Entered, mixed, went out

Before us is the bottom of the FLUHS company cartridge.

Obviously, cold and hot water enters 2 oval holes with blue gaskets, and exits through the round with a red gasket.

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Remove the bottom

Yes, in this cartridge, gaskets differ from those that we examined on 3D models, there are three of them, and they are “through”. For example, here are a photo of the gasket of “complex shape”:

Work in pairs

If you turn the plates, you can see how the mixing block works.

By the way

Why the water does not pass between the two plates, because there are no gaskets there?

That’s right, because ceramics are polished and saturated with high.temperature lubricant, which allows the plates not to be angry for a long time and “stick” to each other very tightly, ensuring tightness and lightness of the course (the most high.tech samples have a deep.porous structure).

Not a filter!

What do we have here? Metal mesh in a mobile ceramic plate.

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Often it is taken as a filter, but this is not so. The net is located along the current of water, it does not filter anything and cannot clog so that the water does not go or the pressure decreases markedly.

This is a Schoolcase. Instead of a grid, it can also have plastic pins, records, etc. Due to the fact that there are a lot of air in the water, bubbles are formed on the sharp edges of ceramic plates, t. n. cavitation. It is the cause of the noise and premature failure of shut.off elements.

(CM. also an article “Why is the mixer noise”.)

So that the mixer’s handle does not spin around it 360 °, but has a limited angle of rotation, stops are made in the case, and on the sleeve there is a ledge that rests on them.

Cartridges for single.leaf mixers

Not always replacing seals allows you to eliminate the malfunctions. In such a situation, it may be necessary to replace the cartridge for a one.leaf mixer. You can perform repair work yourself. The main thing is to purchase a suitable repair part.

How to replace the cartridge in the mixer in the kitchen or in the bathroom

Let us consider in detail how to replace the cartridge in the mixer in the kitchen so that you can do it yourself. The work is performed in the following sequence:

Illustration Description of the work
We disassemble the single.rose mixer and take out the cartridge.
We carefully examine the element. In the presence of cracks through which water flowed, it should be replaced by the old one with a new.
Install the repair part to the place. She should stand in the guides. It is possible to check the correct positioning of the element as follows: if it does not turn out, it means that he took the position he needs. We collect to mix in the reverse sequence.

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Repair of the mixer cartridge

Before buying a new cartridge, you should make sure that the old one cannot be repaired. How the mixer cartridge is repaired, consider below:

Illustration Description of the work
We prepare the cartridge and the necessary tools.
Before starting work on the product body, we make tags to simplify the assembly process in the future.
Using a thin screwdriver, squeeze the latches.
Remove the bottom and take out the rest of the elements.
We are looking for the cause of the malfunction. In this case, the upper green cover is damaged.
Using alcohol or other composition, degrease the surface, the geometry of which is planned to be restored. Additionally, the ceramic plate should be degreased, which is located under the lid.
We apply an adhesive composition suitable for operation at elevated temperatures in a humid environment, on the upper part of the ceramic plate and the lower cover. The rest of the surfaces should remain unprofitable. On the lid, the glue must be on the ribs.
We connect two parts, giving each necessary spatial position.
We collect the cartridge, focusing on previously applied marks.

Monitorial mixer: device and repair

What is a mixer in general, no one needs to say, everyone knows for sure that this is a device with which cold water is mixed with hot and served for various needs in the kitchen or in the bathroom. In its history, humanity has experienced many types and types, as well as models of mixers. To date, mixers with the only lever-regulator are considered the most popular and in demand, which you can configure the desired pressure and the necessary water temperature.

By asking such devices in the store, or going to repair a single.leaf mixer for the kitchen with your own hands, you can find that they have other names. Such plumbing equipment can also be called monkemnate, and in everyday life many people generally christened it with a joystick. Such joysticks owe their popularity to reliability and a long period of work, since their internal details are practically not abrupt about each other, they are made of metal and ceramics, and rubber gaskets that are there are easily replaced.

Design and principle of operation

The one.leaf device consists of several parts fastened to each other. In order to figure out how to repair the faucet tap with one handle, you will have to familiarize yourself with its design a little more detail.

  • Regulator (handle, lever) of pressure and water temperature.
  • Nut or washer to fix the main rod.
  • Cartridge, or a special spherical valve with holes and grooves, providing a mixture of water flows.
  • Rubber gaskets (saddles), preventing leaks.
  • A tap pipe with a thread on one side and with a screwed filter air (mesh), on the other.
  • Different cuffs and washers for screwing to the sink or sink and the justice ring to keep the design assembly.

The principle of operation of such mixers is quite simple and understandable if you understand. There is already an article on our website about how it works, as well as how to disassemble a single.leaf mixer. In a nutshell, water enters the cartridge in two holes, after which it pours out, already mixed with each other. Moving the internal element (ball or cartridge) using the lever, you can choose different positions of the holes and grooves responsible for the supply of colder or hot water.

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Frequent causes of breakdowns

It happens that the faucets fail, then you can’t do without repair. The easiest way to turn to a real professional technology, who only by looking at the problem, can most often already make a “diagnosis”, name the cause of the breakdown and methods for its relief. But such services are not available to everyone and not always. over, despite the various designs, the reasons, in its main mass, are the same. Therefore, it makes sense to try to figure out how to fix the mixer with one handle and save your money.

  • The cartridge system is considered more reliable because this element of ceramics or special polymer is made, which very rarely fails, and even then because of the factory marriage. However, it is more expensive and has the ability to clog with solid particles, for example, sand, clay or rust from the water supply.
  • The ball mechanism will cost cheaper, but is made of metal, because it lends itself to some corrosion phenomena, oxidizes, and thanks to its form, a lime plaque can accumulate on the surface, which will have to be regularly cleaned.
  • Sades of a ball or cartridge, which are rubber gaskets, can also fail due to solid impurities in water or substances dissolved in it. Then the gaskets can be deformed and even harden, which will certainly lead to the failure of the entire mixer.
  • Tightened nuts and washers can also lead to a breakdown, the mixer can seize or completely jam. But the cracked twists also do not bring anything good, since they adversely affect the performance and durability of the system.
  • Cracks, chips or factory marriage on the body of the mixer usually leads to leaks, this is a rather popular breakdown, which in no case should not be forgotten, otherwise the neighbors should be flooded and the neighbors should be flooded.

But the most important, basic cause of breakdowns of all types of mixers, both single and others, is hard water, which is available in our water supply. Over time, different substances settled on gaskets and internal surfaces, “bite” on nuts, screws and washers, not allowing them to function correctly. To stop such a problem, it is best to install a special filter, superficial, and even better, deep cleaning and regularly change its filler at the entrance or into the house. Then you do not have to constantly repair a variety of malfunctions of a single.leaf mixer.

Do.it.yourself one.legged mixer repair

With the principal device, as well as the reason for the possible breakdowns of the mixer, we have already figured out, it remains only to find out exactly what kind of “symptoms” of breakdowns can cause rapid response, after which it is already possible and necessary to repair a one.leaf mixer for the kitchen. There can be many signs that it is time to take up the screwdriver and the wrench, but the main ones will not hurt to study and keep in memory.

  • Когда кран подтекает или из-под рычага капает или течет.
  • If the lever is in a closed position, and water is still dripping from the excess.
  • Когда струйка воды чрезмерно тонкая, но никаких видимых причин для этого нет, а напор в водопроводной системе остается хорошим.
  • If the lever-regulator does not move smoothly, jerking, jerks, does not reach its extreme points, then you should think about repairing as soon as possible.
  • If when opening the crane you hear a strange, somewhat whistling rumble, then the matter definitely smells of kerosene and you need to think about prevention and repair.

Before starting to repair a single.leaf mixer for the kitchen, you need to take care to completely cut off the possibility of leaks and flooding of neighbors. For this, you need to block the common cranes to the apartment or house if they take place. If there are no one, then you will have to connect the housing office, asking to turn off the entire riser, otherwise troubles cannot be avoided.

Necessary tools and equipment

In order to fix a single.leaf type mixer, most likely you will have to purchase the necessary spare parts. For ball systems, the replacement of gaskets and saddles (rubber or silicone) is most often required, on which there is a ball mechanism. In cartridge structures, gaskets, couplings and cuffs can also fail, but more often it requires replacing the entire internal ceramic element or, at least, washing it and cleaning it. But besides the storerooms and consumables, tools will also be required, otherwise it will not work to do anything definitely.

  • Wretches and divorce keys, heads and hexagons.
  • The screwdriver is curly and flat, powerful, with a fairly long handle.
  • Passatigi or pliers.
  • A regular knife with a sharp edge.
  • A hammer.

A plumbing fork may also be required, then eats the key that unscrews the nuts without faces having two or more grooves. Not every home.made craftsman has it, but the cost of such an instrument is small, and in the farm it really can come in handy more than once.

Step-by-step instruction

As already mentioned, any repair of cranes should begin with a complete elimination of water in the system of an apartment or house. Never forget to drain the remaining liquids from the pipes, simply unscrewing the taps and let it drain freely. Repair of a cartridge mixer is similar to the repair of the ball, because we will give the instructions a common one, and it will not be difficult to figure it out in details.

  • Using a sharp knife or flat screwdriver, remove the mixer plug. It is on it that the red and blue point are drawn. It will not be difficult to remove it, it is enough to push it slightly, as it will be in your palm.
  • Unscrew the screw under the plug, which holds the adjustment handle itself. It can be adapted, both under a flat and a figure screwdriver, depending on the model of the mixer.
  • Pulling the element with a screwdriver, remove the mixer lever and put it aside. In some models, a rather powerful effort will have to be made for this, be ready for this.
  • Using a key or a special fork, unscrew a nut or a dome that is held inside the cartridge or a ball mechanism.
  • Get a ball or cartridge and inspect it extremely closely. There should not be any chips, cracks on these elements, they should be clean, and not overgrown with lime deposits. With a need, a ball or a cartridge from ceramics can be wiped with a rag with vinegar, or even better, soaked for a short time (15-20 minutes), in vinegar, then rinse with water and wiped dry before installing in place.
  • If these elements are and burst, replace them with new, pre.purchased in the store.
  • From the cavity of the case, remove the gaskets from silicone or rubber and also inspect them. Ideally, if they serve at least six months, then changing them will not hurt by default, this must be remembered for the future.
  • For assembly, do everything in the reverse order by replacing the necessary details, then conduct a test drive, the device just fixed with your own hand.

It should be understood that independent repair of the cartridge of a single.leaf mixer is impossible when it comes to crack or breakdown. It can be cleaned, it can be eliminated or sediment, but it will not work to fix it. Therefore, it is more advisable not to waste your time, but to purchase the desired spare part, especially since its cost is quite affordable for each.

How to disassemble the mixer for repair

To repair any malfunction, you will have to disassemble the mixer in order to gain access to problem details. It is not so difficult.

Single.sized models

  • Suspend the water supply to the mixer and open the tap for dumping the pressure and drain of the remains.
  • Lay a rag in the sink so as not to damage its surface with an instrument and not to lose randomly fallen small details.
  • Put a thin toll on the handle with a thin screwdriver and look at the type of fastener under it: it can be under a screwdriver or under a hexagon of 3 mm.
  • Using the appropriate tool, loosen the screw and remove the handle by pulling it up. If it does not succumb, gently sway from side to side.
  • Remove the decorative nut with your hand. On old mixers, for this, first, you may have to well moisten it with vinegar or WD.40 to dissolve the scale.
  • Understand the 27 or 30 mm key and remove the clamping nut of the cartridge. If it does not give in, it is better to use the end key or head. If necessary, first fill the nut with vinegar, citric acid or WD.40.
  • Pull the cartridge on yourself and remove it.
  • Assembly is carried out in the reverse order.
  • To remove the aerator. find two beveled edges on the case and unscrew the part with a divorce key.
  • To relieve pouring, unscrew the nut on it and pull it over.

Two.cream models

  • Wrap the taps at the entrance to the mixer and open it to discard the pressure and remove the remaining water.
  • Shut up the drain, or better put a rag in the sink. This will not let the details fall into the sewer and retain the surface from scratches.
  • Pick up with a knife or other thin item object on the handles and pull them out. In some models, these lids have a thread and are twisted counterclockwise.
  • Twist the mounting screws with a screwdriver, and then remove the handles. If they are not removed, pry them from the bottom of the key and click in the manner of the lever. Additionally, moisten the rod of the rod with vinegar, citric acid or WD.40. In extreme cases, the handles can be broken and replaced with new ones (they are on sale).
  • Using a divorce key, unscrews the crane bugs and take them out of your places. If it does not work, pour the thread with any liquid to dissolve the scale and leave for a while. When unscrewed, hold the body of the mixer with a second key, wrapping it with a rag.
  • After the repair, collect everything in the reverse order.
  • To remove the aerator, twist it with a divorce key counterclockwise.
  • To remove the swivel spout, unscrew the nut on it and carefully pull it over.

How to eliminate the general breakdown of the mixers

Water is poorly poured

The main reason for unstable pressure, especially if the problem is observed only on one of the faucets in the house, is a clogged mesh of the aerator. This device is located at the end of the spout and dissects the flow, saturating it with air, which allows you to save water and eliminates spray. Over time, the aerator is clogged with rust, various deposits, and then the water begins to pour a thin stream or spray to the side.

Clean the grid

Aerators are of two types: with external and internal threads. The former is welling into the excess itself, the latter are screwed into it.

Remove the cutter with outdoor thread, simply turning off the clockwise with a hand. If it does not give in, try wrap the body with a rag or use a pipe key, but without fanaticism. Unscrew the part with the internal thread with a divorce or rock key, holding on two flat edges on the case.

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In advanced cases, first clean the thread from lime plaque and other deposits. To do this, wrap the aerator moistened in vinegar or citric acid with a rag. You can pour the liquid into the lid from a plastic bottle, put it on a cutter and, having scattered with tape, leave it for 20-30 minutes.

After removing the aerator, disassemble it by picing a net and a plastic insert with a sharp knife or a thin screwdriver. Put the details in a container with vinegar for 15–20 minutes, and then clean with an old dentist and rinse under a stream of water.

Gather everything in the reverse order: insert the nets into the aerator case, and then install it in the excess, wrapping it out by hand and tightened just a little key.

Replace the aerator

If you do not want to bother, you can simply replace the cutter with a new one, especially if it is at hand. The part is inexpensive, and you can always keep several spare for such cases. Just unscrew the aerator, as described above, and replace the new.

Water leaks on pour out

On mixers with swivel surge, this compound is sealed with a rubber ring. Over time, it wears out, stops taking off the knot and begins to drip in this place, and then water leaks. The problem is solved by replacing this very ring that costs a penny and is sold in reptiles for repairing mixers.

Rotary excesses can be divided into two types. In some, the “husak” is screwed to the mixer with a nut or inserted into it and fixed with a screw. In others. it is a mobile part of the body and requires the dismantling of the mixer to remove.

On models with a nut, unscrew it by hand or with a key and pull it over. The connection that jams from the scale is pre.soak the connection in vinegar or citric acid. Next with an awl or other thin item, pry and pull out a rubber ring. Select the same in the store, replace and collect everything in the reverse order.

If there is no suitable ring at hand, you can get it into the groove where it lies, one or two round of the plumbing thread or FUM.dint. this will increase the diameter of the gasket, it will fit denser and give the necessary tightness.

The mixer, where the spout is the lower part of the case, will have to be removed from the sink for the repair. How to do this is described in detail in this article. In short, reduce water, remove flexible eyeliners, and then fastener bracket or nut and pull out the mixer.

Next, unscrew the decorative nut with your hand, which holds the spill. Perhaps you will have to soak the lime coating with vinegar or citric acid and resort to the help of the divorce key, wrapping its sponges with a rag or rubber. Remove the fluoroplastic washer and remove the surplus by pulling.

Put two rubber rings and replace with new. Do not confuse: both gaskets should be facing a wide part of the cone to each other. Collect everything in the reverse order.

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You can also drain in grooves of elastic bands a pair of fluids or plumbing threads. This will make gaskets thicker and prevent leak.

The handle broke

There are a lot of inexpensive universal flywheels on sale, which are suitable for any types of cartridges and crane.box. Selection and replacement of the handles are not particularly difficult.

The main difficulty is to remove the broken handle. And even then not always, but only on old and cheap mixers. And here vinegar or citric acid that dissolve the coating comes to the rescue. In extreme cases, the handle can try to gently break, crushing the key.

Put a decorative plug, unscrew the fastener and remove the flywheel. Buy a new one in the store using the broken as a sample, and install it in the place.

Manufacturers

A modern range of plumbing devices is able to endure even the most professional specialist-sanitary equipment. One of the most important criteria for choosing a mixer is a proven and reliable manufacturer. We offer to get acquainted with the most popular companies whose products are invariably in high demand.

  • Grohe is a German brand that leads in the plumbing industry in the world market. The brand produces products that are characterized by innovative technologies, high quality, stylish design and rich assortment. Despite all these advantages, for goods remain quite acceptable. Among the variety of models, you can easily choose one.rod and two.wound options for every taste.
  • Hansgrohe is a German manufacturer that combines design sophistication in its products and high quality. Hansgrohe offers several series of mixers for the bathroom and kitchen in the plumbing market. Products are made in stylish design, many models help to significantly reduce the consumption of water consumed. For lovers of exclusive, the company offers a premium class mixers with a matte and glossy surface.

The assortment range is presented in a wide price range. Cranes from this brand will make any interior bright and creative. For the manufacture of products, the company uses the highest quality materials.

  • Jacob Delafon is a manufacturing company from France, which creates elegant high-quality mixers. They are suitable for kitchens and bathrooms decorated in any design. Jacob Delafon uses only high.quality branded materials for production. Models allow you to supplement the interior of the apartment in a classic, ethnic or modern direction. In the plumbing market, the products of this company have a lot of positive reviews.
  • The Ideal Standard brand offers a variety of faucets at an affordable price. The main priorities of the company are a creative approach to product production and a wide range. Ideal Standard mainly choose pragmatic customers who want to install reliable plumbing equipment at home, spending a slight amount of money on this. Consumers will not be able to remain indifferent to the design of these products.
  • ORAS mixers are the most reliable products in the plumbing market, which are made in Finland. Distinctive products of products include dynamism and stylish design, high.quality raw materials, excellent functionality and ease of use in everyday life. Those who love such a style as high-tech, modern, minimalism, futurism can safely choose the ORAS brand mixers. Such plumbing with proper care will last you for more than one year.
  • Roca is the safety of products, the design that is filled with innovation, the assembly is carried out by all the rules. Another undoubted plus is a profitable price. The products of this company allow you to economically consume water. Spanish mixers have a wide range of and are luxury class for home use.
  • TEKA. European Cranial Cranes company. Its are democratic, the quality is quite high, and the design is always modern. This company decided to stand out from a number of manufacturers, offering its customers electronic and colored faucets.
  • Vidima represents Bulgaria. The unique production technology makes Vidima mixers very high.quality and durable. Democratic cost allows you to use these plumbing devices not only at home, but also in public places.
  • Lemark is a popular Czech brand that uses in the manufacture of mixers, despite the competitive price, environmentally friendly raw materials. By this, he earned the trust of his consumers. Anyone who is used to saving their funds can safely choose the mixers of this company.
  • Jika completes the list of the best brands offering modern, stylish and durable mixers. The company harmoniously combines in its products affordable cost and high quality. It is characterized by the fact that the production uses ceramic cartridges and very high.quality aerators.

Very popular today is the products of Italian, as well as Chinese companies. Among other manufacturers of quality products, you can also highlight such companies as SWES, Damixa, IDDIS, ESKO, BLANCO and LEDEME.

Tips and recommendations

Approach the choice of the mixer responsibly, adhere to our recommendations, then the analysis and minor repair of the crane with your own hands will not cause any difficulties.

Monitorial mixer: device and repair

What is a mixer in general, no one needs to say, everyone knows for sure that this is a device with which cold water is mixed with hot and served for various needs in the kitchen or in the bathroom. In its history, humanity has experienced many types and types, as well as models of mixers. To date, mixers with the only lever-regulator are considered the most popular and in demand, which you can configure the desired pressure and the necessary water temperature.

By asking such devices in the store, or going to repair a single.leaf mixer for the kitchen with your own hands, you can find that they have other names. Such plumbing equipment can also be called monkemnate, and in everyday life many people generally christened it with a joystick. Such joysticks owe their popularity to reliability and a long period of work, since their internal details are practically not abrupt about each other, they are made of metal and ceramics, and rubber gaskets that are there are easily replaced.

Design and principle of operation

The one.leaf device consists of several parts fastened to each other. In order to figure out how to repair the faucet tap with one handle, you will have to familiarize yourself with its design a little more detail.

  • Regulator (handle, lever) of pressure and water temperature.
  • Nut or washer to fix the main rod.
  • Cartridge, or a special spherical valve with holes and grooves, providing a mixture of water flows.
  • Rubber gaskets (saddles), preventing leaks.
  • A tap pipe with a thread on one side and with a screwed filter air (mesh), on the other.
  • Different cuffs and washers for screwing to the sink or sink and the justice ring to keep the design assembly.

The principle of operation of such mixers is quite simple and understandable if you understand. There is already an article on our website about how it works, as well as how to disassemble a single.leaf mixer. In a nutshell, water enters the cartridge in two holes, after which it pours out, already mixed with each other. Moving the internal element (ball or cartridge) using the lever, you can choose different positions of the holes and grooves responsible for the supply of colder or hot water.

Frequent causes of breakdowns

It happens that the faucets fail, then you can’t do without repair. The easiest way to turn to a real professional technology, who only by looking at the problem, can most often already make a “diagnosis”, name the cause of the breakdown and methods for its relief. But such services are not available to everyone and not always. over, despite the various designs, the reasons, in its main mass, are the same. Therefore, it makes sense to try to figure out how to fix the mixer with one handle and save your money.

  • The cartridge system is considered more reliable because this element of ceramics or special polymer is made, which very rarely fails, and even then because of the factory marriage. However, it is more expensive and has the ability to clog with solid particles, for example, sand, clay or rust from the water supply.
  • The ball mechanism will cost cheaper, but is made of metal, because it lends itself to some corrosion phenomena, oxidizes, and thanks to its form, a lime plaque can accumulate on the surface, which will have to be regularly cleaned.
  • Sades of a ball or cartridge, which are rubber gaskets, can also fail due to solid impurities in water or substances dissolved in it. Then the gaskets can be deformed and even harden, which will certainly lead to the failure of the entire mixer.
  • Tightened nuts and washers can also lead to a breakdown, the mixer can seize or completely jam. But the cracked twists also do not bring anything good, since they adversely affect the performance and durability of the system.
  • Cracks, chips or factory marriage on the body of the mixer usually leads to leaks, this is a rather popular breakdown, which in no case should not be forgotten, otherwise the neighbors should be flooded and the neighbors should be flooded.

But the most important, basic cause of breakdowns of all types of mixers, both single and others, is hard water, which is available in our water supply. Over time, different substances settled on gaskets and internal surfaces, “bite” on nuts, screws and washers, not allowing them to function correctly. To stop such a problem, it is best to install a special filter, superficial, and even better, deep cleaning and regularly change its filler at the entrance or into the house. Then you do not have to constantly repair a variety of malfunctions of a single.leaf mixer.

Types of single.leaf mixers

There are two types of mixers on the market: ball and cartridge. Some of them are widely used, the latter are less common. The reason is low durability indicators.

Each mixer must have instructions with a drawing of all components. Before disassembly, you need to carefully study it, understand the principle of attaching parts, the sequence of their assembly and disassembly. Most often, the repair will require an audit of the state of the internal parts, and for this they will have to get them out of the corps.

Step.by.step instructions for disassembling the crane

As always, before starting work, it is necessary to check the presence of tools and devices, otherwise you will have to interrupt the disassembly due to the lack of something. Prepare:

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To facilitate the work, remove the mixer from the sink. It can be fixed with two studs and a special metal washer or a large nut. The mounting method depends on the type of device and manufacturer.

Unscrew the studs, for this they have a slot for an ordinary screwdriver.

Remove the round rubber gasket. It prevents water from the upper surface of the sink down. Such leaks arise only as a result of gross errors during the installation of the mixer, during operation the gasket does not wear out and does not lose its original properties.

Carefully tuck two flexible hoses, one for hot, and the second for cold water. There is not enough space under the sink, in this regard, the hoses have a reduced diameter in comparison with ordinary. In addition, they have a small nut, if the standard ones need an open key for 11 mm, then here the nut size is only 8 mm. Keep this in mind during the preparation of a tool for disassembling a single.leaf mixer.

A small screwdriver or other sharp object, Put a plug of a screw of a rotary lever fixing screw. It has a mark of red and blue on it, remember their position. During the assembly and connecting the crane, you should not confuse the hose of cold and hot water, otherwise the crane will work the other way around. This is not critical, but causes certain inconvenience at the initial periods of use, you will have to get used to the opposite algorithm for regulating water parameters.

The screw of the screw must be placed with a screwdriver

Hybrake key, unscrew the lever fixing screw.

Release the dedication for half a turn and constantly try to remove the lever. It is fixed to the rod in a small recess, for the full exit from the gearing, no more than 1.5–2.0 turns of the screw is required.

Twist the screw and carefully remove the lever

Unscrew the upper cover on the tap body, it holds on the outer thread of the clamping nut. Remove the clamping nut that fixes the cartridge in the case. To do this, use an rye key.

To remove the clamping nut, you will need an open key

The mechanism is disassembled, now it is necessary to examine it to clarify the cause of the problem. Unless, of course, you did not disassemble the device in order to find out its internal structure.

How to restore a nut on your own?

Remove the hussak, upper and lower nylon rings.

Remove the hussak and both sealing rings

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Work carefully, do not leave the recesses in the grooves, because of them new leaks may appear

Now you should start replacing the worn.out clamping nut. It can be made from unnecessary CDs.

Close the nut on the disk with a circuit or awl, make sure that the external and internal diameters do not shift. Sharp small scissors cut the part along the outer contour.

Heat a piece of wire on a gas burner of the kitchen slab and make a hole in the center of the workpiece, without it it is impossible to remove the inside of the disk.

A hole is burned in the workpiece with a hot wire

With scissors, carefully remove the inner diameter. The disk consists of two parts, disconnect them.

All the components of the future nut should fit tightly onto the thread, fit them with a small round file. Such blanks should be made 6 pieces.

Wrap the elements on the thread one and glue with a special glue for polymers. This is a very effective composition, gluing is performed according to the molecular welding method.

The blanks are wound on the thread, having previously smeared with glue

Press the tap in an upright position and leave the glue until completely dry.

The tap body is turned over and pressed on top with a load

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While the nut dries, check the condition of the aerator. The device is created to saturate water with air, due to which the jet spraying is reduced. Unscrew the aerator body, take out the internal parts and clean the narrow slots from dirt and oxides. Check the condition of the rubber gasket, if necessary, replace it.

Glue froze. continue assembly of the mixer.

Instructions for disassembling single.leaf mixers

When the principle of operation of such plumbing devices has become more or less understandable, you can begin to understand specifically and in detail how to disassemble the kitchen unore mixer. This requires to prepare, collect the necessary tool, and with the need, also consumables, if you need to eliminate any breakdowns.

Tools and equipment

  • Flat and curly screwdriver. It is better to select the tool of good quality, with a powerful handle, since the carving of the screws can “bite” from the constant exposure of hot water with impurities.
  • A divorce key, and even better two, which will make it possible to twist and hold the elements at the same time, with a need.
  • Wounds of different sizes and hexagons.
  • Ordinary, fairly sharp knife.
  • Passatigi or pliers.

Before disassemble a single.legged type mixer in the bathroom or in the kitchen, you should completely block the water supply to it. If there are no common cranes in the apartment, then you will have to negotiate with the housing office to turn off the entire riser, otherwise it will hardly be possible to avoid the flooding of the neighbors.

Cartridge

Inside the case of such a device, as we said, there is a cartridge with plates, which can be made of various materials. From time to time or quality of water, they can break or seize and then you will have to disassemble the mixer to replace the cartridge or even just clean it. Prepare all the necessary screwdrivers, hexagons and everything else, it will also not hurt to prepare a clean rag to wipe parts of the device from moisture.

  • Using a knife or flat screwdriver, remove a decorative plug, which is placed on the mixer. Usually it is on it that the red and blue dot are drawn, which indicate cold and hot water. Put the plug aside, or better, take it to another place so as not to lose.
  • With the help of a special hexagon or figure screwdriver, depending on the mixer model, turn the screw, which holds the cartridge in its place, preventing it from cream or move.
  • Dismantle the handle (lever) that will be freed after twisting the fixation screw.
  • Following the handle, unscrew the decorative, as well as the clamping nut. Most often they have the shape of a hexagon, therefore a divorce key will help here, but it also happens that they are round with grooves, then you will need to use a special plumbing “fork”. It is required to act here extremely carefully so as not to damage the nuts, otherwise it may not be easy to install them in place correctly, or even completely impossible.
  • Capture the mixer cartridge, remove it outward and carefully inspect. Most often, cleaning is quite enough, but if you notice the worn or broken elements, then it will have to be replaced.

In fact, the disassembly of the mixer with one handle of a cartridge or disk type on this is completely completed. The space inside the case also does not prevent you from cleaning and washing, since sand and rust from the water supply can accumulate there. It will be no more complicated to collect it, you just need to repeat all the actions in the reverse order, if necessary, replacing the cartridge itself.

Before buying a spare cartridge for a tap of this type, it is worth disassembled by the mixer and take the part with you to avoid annoying troubles. The thing is that there are several types and types of such spare parts on the market that may differ in diameter and fastening method. Therefore, it is better to show the part to the consultant seller who will select exactly what you need.

Ball

Disassemble the single.rod mixer of the ball type in the bathroom or in the kitchen is also quite easy, especially if you watch the video posted at the end of the article. However, here you need to be extremely careful, because it lends itself to repair only in the case of minor breakdowns, for example, reduced pressure or a slight leak. If the crane broke seriously, water splashes from it in different directions or does not come at all, then it is best to completely replace the device.

  • Remove the decorative plug on the mixer and put it aside so as not to lose.
  • Using a figure screwdriver or hexagon, unscrew the fastener.
  • Dismate the pressure control lever and water temperature.
  • Remove the threaded connection with your fingers and unscrew the screw using a screwdriver. Often, it is this detail that is strongly overgrown with a bit with poor water quality. To remove its traces, which can interfere with the correct functioning of the entire device, tightly wipe it with a rag, abundantly moistened in ordinary food vinegar.
  • Pull the ball mechanism outward, gaskets will be found under it, which are also required to extract. It is best to purchase gaskets in advance and immediately replace them.

To assemble a single.leaf mixer of this type, you will need to repeat all the steps in the reverse order sequentially. In order not to forget what, for what and how it was, it is best to do step.by.step photos, as professionals recommend. Then no surprises will be able to mislead you, and you will carry out disassembly and repair clearly and correctly.

A mesh on the pour

Beginners who do not have experience often have questions, why the pressure of water in the mixer has become less, on which it depends on and how to deal with it. The problem can lie in the mechanism, but most often this happens from the banal blocking of the mesh, which is installed on the pour, to scatter solid particles, scattering and aeration of water.

  • Carefully, without using the tool, unscrew the nut on the tap lick with your fingers.
  • Remove a net from the nut, which is most often not fixed by anything.
  • Wash the net under the large pressure of water or using a brush.
  • Install everything in place.

We disassemble the mixer for the kitchen with a thermostat

The thermostat mixers belong to goods of increased price category and for their repair should be consulted by specialists. If it is necessary to disassemble such a plumbing device with your own hands, you should limit ourselves to extracting a thermostatic unit, which is located directly under the tap-buxes and its replacement.

A thermostat kitchen

Dismantling of the kitchen mixer boils down to the dismantling of valves, aerator, a skill tap, a ball mechanism or a ceramic cartridge. The dismantling of these parts and shut.off valves is carried out with the aim of replacing gaskets, flushing from the lime plaque. In the case of backward reinforcement failure due to physical wear, a complete replacement of the axle box, cartridge, and thermostatic unit are recommended.

Single.sided ball mixers: reliability and durability

Before making out the ball mixer, it will not hurt to find out why it is considered so reliable and durable. The thing is that there are practically no elements that constantly rub about each other, in view of which they do not suffer from abrasion and wear. In addition, the most part in the majority are made of sanitaryramics, they are adjacent to each other with extreme accuracy. But abrasive sediment, sand and rust from the water supply system are afraid of such designs, because experts recommend installing special filters of rough or deep cleaning at the input of the water supply apartment.

Bath and kitchen ball mixer device

If you think that in order to disassemble a ball mixer in the bathroom or in the kitchen, you will have to work hard, then you are mistaken and exaggerate the scale of the “disaster”. You can disassemble such equipment, and then you can clearly assemble it back in just half an hour or an hour, and subject to the first time, then two hours in two hours. But this is the most maximum, since its design is simple to disgrace. To disassemble the device, you must first find out what it consists of.

  • The lever-hand, with which convenient and easy control of the temperature and pressure of water, is carried out, using its rotation or tilt.
  • A special plug, with drawn dots of red and blue, which indicate hot and cold water, respectively. There is a special fastener under the plug.
  • The casing of the ball element can be made in the form of a dome, or it may turn out to be just a nut, which will need to be unscrewed with the help of a conventional divorce or so.called gas key.
  • Fixing nut of ball element.
  • The ball itself, with a rod attached to it, grooves and slots, which help mix streams of water.
  • The tap body, to which two hoses are connected to supply hot and cold water.
  • Powers can be one whole with a body, or can be wound in the form.
  • A special aerator and a net is attached to the spout. It is better when this part is made of silicone, then it will last more, and it will be easier to clean it.

The ball mixer, like any other, is designed in order to mix cold water with hot water with high quality and quickly, giving out the temperature we need. Models whose device we discuss are also called joystick, articulated, lever and monocommantic.

Such mixers are made most often from a brass with a nickelhrom coating, made of stainless steel or cellumine, but there are even models from Sanfanyas and ceramics, which have a high cost, which do not justify their fragility. True, their surfaces do not collect scale from hot water, and this is a colossal plus, if we take into account the quality of the current water supply.

Causes of malfunctions

Repair of ball mixers for baths or kitchens is not difficult, since the previous subsection proves that their design is really simple. But why and what kind of breakdown can arise at the same time, how to respond to them and in any case should you take a disassembly or better call a locksmith, or even at all, buy new equipment. Let’s deal with the most popular causes of malfunctions that will entail the need to disassemble the mixer.

  • The most “terrible” breakdown of this type of mixers can be called damage or crack of the ball itself, with a rod fixed on it. Such malfunctions can occur due to factory marriage, regularly applying excessive efforts, as well as from poor water quality, when the settled lime jams the ball.
  • Wear of the ball and rod, as well as the Teflon parts of the saddle, is another popular occasion to disassemble the ball mixer in the kitchen or in the bathroom. Here, as in the first case, a replacement will certainly do not hurt to stock up in advance by spare parts, components and consumables.
  • Blocks of sand and lime sediment can lead to rapid wear and deformation of a rubber saddle (gasket), which houses a ball. Then the water can flow, and the lever is not fixed in the right position.
  • Excessively dirty water can also clog the Aerator at the end of the spout also clog. It will need to be cleaned, for which the complete disassembly of the mixer is not required, it is enough to unscrew the element with the fingers, and then rinse and clean it with a hard brush.
  • The accumulation of lime on the surface of the ball can also lead to the refusal of the mixer. If desired, you can try to clean it, for example, with a rag moistened in vinegar, or you can simply soak in this caustic substance until complete cleansing, and then rinse with running water.

If you regularly carry out prevention, clean and rinse the mixer from rust, scale or other impurities from the water supply, it will last much longer. The ball type is not particularly afraid of hard particles, but the lime can settle on the walls of the ball, which is why it begins to seize or completely jams. Therefore, it will not hurt to make a preventive repair at least once every six months, that is, completely disassemble it and clean it well and wash all parts.

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Any breakdown will entail the need to repair the mixer with a ball crane and/or replace some parts of it, for which it will need to be disassembled first, and then collect it back. It is necessary to pay enough attention and strength, act carefully, not to make excessive efforts, especially if the mixer is made of a cell, Faor, and stainless steel, too, which some manufacturers today make a very thin.

Repair of a ball mixer in the kitchen with your own hands

It should be understood that the repair of ball mixers for baths, as well as for kitchens, will not differ almost anything, since the same device is supposed. The main thing is to correctly purchase consumables and components, otherwise it is no wonder to get into trouble. So, when going to fix the mixer, first disassemble it, take out a broken or damaged part and be sure to take it with you to the store. There you can present it to the seller, who then immediately figure out what exactly you need and you will not have to run ten times there and back.

Before disassembleing the ball mixer in the kitchen or in the bathroom, you first need to completely block the supply of water in the apartment or in the house. To do this, it will be enough to tighten the common cranes, and then release the remains from the system. If there are no such inside the apartment, then you will have to connect the housing office to turn off the entire riser, otherwise the hour is uneven, you can flood the neighbors, which is fraught with serious consequences.

Tools and equipment

  • The screwdriver is flat, as well as figured. There is such good in the farm of any home craftsman. You should choose powerful screwdrivers with a strong handle, since screws, washers and nuts can “bite” from hot water.
  • Wretched and divorced keys suitable in size and shape.
  • Pigor-vilka plumbing, if available. You can do with a trumper and a hammer.
  • Hexagons, as well as other heads-driving, if they are required.
  • Knife with a sharp tip.
  • Plafers or pliers.

Sequencing

Having collected all the necessary, and most importantly, having purchased the necessary spare parts and components, you can start repairing a ball mixer, regardless of the kitchen, it is installed or in the bathroom. It will not be difficult to cope, the main thing is to be careful, clearly monitor your actions and not make more efforts than you need. Professionals recommend taking every step of your repair on camera, so that later it is easy to restore the sequence of events and collect the crane without problems.

  • Pull the plug on which the blue and red dot is drawn, using a knife or flat screwdriver and put it aside so as not to lose.
  • Unscrew the screw under the plug with a figure or flat screwdriver, depending on the structure.
  • Raising the screwdriver, remove the knuckle-knuckle from the place.
  • Under the handle, the dome of the tap will immediately become visible, along which the pressure lever and temperature switch. Remove the dome, easily picing it with a screwdriver or knife.
  • Unscrew the locking nut that holds a ball with a rod mounted on it, a divorce or gas key.
  • Remove the ball from the crane housing and inspect it thoroughly. If he is not damaged anywhere, he will not bend and burst, then it can be washed, cleaned, wiped and installed again in place. But if there are visible damage on the ball, then it must be changed.
  • Remove rubber-laying saddles from the mixer body, on which the ball mechanism with grooves and slots rested. If they have the original appearance, are not deformed and not damaged, then they can not be changed, but in other cases the replacement will not hurt.
  • Unscrew the pouring pour in where leaks can occur. There are two sealing rings that will have to be changed for new ones, the benefit of business, today you can purchase such gaskets both in a piece and a complete set.
  • Unscrew the Aerator fixed at the end of the spout, and clean it with a hard brush, washing a strong stream of water.
  • Rinse all the internal cavities of the body thoroughly from lime, sand and other layers, after which collect the mixer with new parts in the reverse order. After such a repair, the mechanism should work as a watch.

Please note that it is not so difficult to repair a ball mixer in the kitchen or in the bathroom, but it should be clearly made to ensure that it is not extinguished, but it was not a rash. The same option will lead to the rapid failure of the crane, so you should constantly keep it in your head. If the factory marriage, defects, cracks and chips are available on its building, from where the water flows, then there will be nothing else left for buying new equipment.

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