Mar 18 , 2019
Identifying a cartridge-style faucet
Shower valve cartridge replacement
To fix a leaking shower head, replace the old cartridge with an identical new one. In this article, we’ll focus on fixing a cartridge-style faucet with a shower valve cartridge replacement. Cartridge valves have a single handle and operate when the cartridge slides in and out. Don’t confuse them with single-handle ball-style faucets, which have a dome-shaped casing under the handle.
We won’t deal with two-handle faucets here, which may be either a stem-type valve or ceramic disc valve. Learn more about shower faucet cartridge replacement in the following steps.
Remove the handle
Remove the handle cap
Turn off the water supply to the shower. Then pry off the handle cap with a small pocketknife to expose the internal handle screw.