The following simple steps will help troubleshoot a leaky compression or stem type disassembly on your Pegasus faucet.
- Turn off the water at the water supply valve. You can usually find them under the sink. Sometimes you can also find them on the wall behind the shower assembly. There, you can find them in a closet behind a removable panel.
- However, if there are no localized shutoffs for Pegasus faucet disassembly, you must use the building’s main water shutoff.
- Now, turn on the faucets to allow the water in the lines to drain before you begin to disassemble the Pegasus faucet.
- Once you are done with that, remove the faucet handle. You can do this by removing the screw and then lifting or shaking the handle.
- Now, loosen the lock nut on the inside with a wrench. Once the nut has been loosened and removed, remove the stem.
- With some types of Pegasus faucets, the stem itself can be threaded into the body of the faucet assembly. In that case, you will have to turn it counterclockwise to loosen it and remove it.
- For Pegasus faucet disassembly, now, replace with a new washer. Take the stem to your local hardware or plumbing supply store and choose the replacement washer that fits correctly.
- Reassemble the stem and Pegasus faucet assembly in reverse order
- Turn the water supply back on and test for any drips.
As you can see, it’s not that difficult. However, you need to make sure that you follow the steps above with due care.