If the base of your kitchen faucet keeps coming loose, it might be due to a loose undermount bolt. The loose undermount bolt may be caused by damaged threads in the bolt. If the bolt is over-tightened or an old plumber installed the faucet, it can slip and cause the faucet to come loose. Fortunately, there are some simple solutions for a loose kitchen faucet base.
Turn off the water valves
First, turn off the water valves under the sink. This includes both the cold and hot water valves. Use a face mask if you are concerned about the dust. Secondly, turn off the water valves in the back of the sink cabinet. Make sure to turn off the water valves before doing any work.
Next, check the nut. You might have loosened the faucet nut due to worn washers and screws. If you have found the nut loose, try rotating it to make sure it is tight. If it is loose, you may need to contact a professional to help you with the installation.
Tighten the base of kitchen faucet
Once you've secured the nut, you can now tighten the base of your white tap. You can use a flashlight to see where the nut is. Make sure you use a wrench with the appropriate size to tighten the nut. Then, tighten it using the wrench by turning the nut clockwise. This might be an awkward position, but make sure you have enough leverage to reach the base of the faucet.
If you've been unable to tighten the base of your kitchen faucet, try unscrewing the ceramic disc cartridge. Many ceramic disc faucets require tightening the base of the faucet. However, this shouldn't be done too tightly because it can cause damage to the faucet. Consult the documentation or contact the manufacturer if you're not sure how to do this. Once you have done this, check the cartridge for any leaks. The rubber seals in the ceramic disc cartridge can become damaged if minerals deposit on them.
Remove the old faucet
Another option is to try removing the old faucet. If you don't have the skills needed to repair it yourself, try hiring a plumber to do the job. It's easy enough, but you'll need a few tools. And you need to be committed to the task. Wearing gloves is a good idea for safety and to help you grip the wrench better.
Next, you need to check the supply lines. You may have to turn off the water valves in order to get to the faucet base. If you're still unable to tighten the faucet base, you may need to call a plumber. They will be able to help you with this problem and solve the problem.
Another common problem with faucets is a spinning handle. This happens to almost all faucet handles over time. However, if you're not a professional plumber, this can be a DIY fix that can take as little as 10 minutes. Using a hex wrench and a few screwdrivers, you can easily fix a loose handle. This will ensure that it doesn't fall off and cause water to leak.