Faucet manufacturers always try to make their faucet attractive while still making it do its job of supplying water. As the sanitary ware business has grown tremendously, the competition between these companies has led to some of the best looking and baffling faucet designs.
Being the highly debatable topic it is, Grohe is undoubtedly one of the best faucet manufacturers, if not THE best. With that being said, the sleek and stunning design requires tricky engineering for fitting the parts inside it. Today, we will guide you into taking apart a regular Grohe bathroom faucet and see what’s inside.
How to Remove Handles From Grohe Sink Faucets
Identify the small pore somewhere on the handle. It is covered by a paper that is of a slightly different color than the metal handle. Pinch the paper using anything small and sharp and remove it to expose the nut hole. Using a hex key ( Allen key ), remove the nut inside of that hole. Then, apply pressure and pull the handle up to take it off.
How to Take Apart a Grohe Bathroom Faucet | Made Easy
Taking apart a Grohe bathroom faucet is easy. You just need the right tools to start working with and know where to use them. Luckily for you, we’ve already done that and will now demonstrate the whole process. The tools you’ll need for this are:
- 3MM Allen Key
- 32MM Box Spanner
Stop the Water Supply
If you are dismantling the faucet which is currently in action, then you should probably stop the water supply to your faucet first. After shutting off the water supply, make sure to empty the faucet by turning it on like in for regular use.
Remove the Handle
Puncture the tiny paper or plastic covering near the front side of the handle with a screwdriver. Then put the Allen key inside of it and rotate counterclockwise to loosen the screw inside of it. After a bit, pull the handle up and it should come off without any resistance.
Remove the Cap and the Cartridge
After removing the handle, remove any cap that sits on the base of the handle when it was on the faucet. There aren’t any screws attached to it, so use your hand or a screwdriver to pull it up.
Use the 32MM box spanner to unscrew the large nut near the cap. It holds the cartridge in place. Then, pull the cartridge towards yourself, firmly, to take it off. And with this, you’ve pretty much taken apart a Grohe bathroom faucet. You can remove the flow restrictor in the midst, by the way.
How Do You Fix a Leaky Grohe Faucet?
A leaky faucet is caused by a faulty cartridge. So all you need to do to fix a leaky Grohe faucet is to replace the cartridge. Follow our previous instruction of taking the faucet apart. When you pull out the cartridge, make sure you have a new one ready at your disposal.
Put the cartridge inside of your faucet, right where you took it out from. Then, screw the cartridge in place with the large screw that you just took off using the 32MM box spanner. Put on the cap and then attach the handle. Screw the handle tightly to its place using the same Allen Key as before and you’re all done.
Grohe Bathroom Faucet Repairing Procedure
If you have a leaky faucet, then its repairing procedure is the same as the previous section where you just need to replace the cartridge. Most of the repair needed for a faucet is of the cartridge. Apart from that if you have a faulty handle, just buy a new one and install it.
Grohe Bathroom Faucet Installation Steps
The installation process is the exact opposite of taking it apart. In fact, out of the box, you don’t have to assemble the parts. They are already assembled for you. You just need to cut off the water supply, connect the drainage pipe, and screw the faucet in its place. Then connect the pipe with it and then resume the water supply.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Do I need to replace the whole faucet if it’s leaking?
Ans: No. Most of the time, a leaking faucet is caused by the cartridge. So, buy a new one and install it. The leak should be gone. If it doesn’t consult a plumber for a deeper check.
Q: I’m not getting hot water from my faucet anymore. What should I do?
Ans: The problem should be with your geyser and not with your faucet. But if you want you can check the cartridge for any issues.
Not knowing how to dismantle a bathroom faucet only adds up to your plumber bill. It is fairly easy and for most of the problems, you can fix it if you know how to take it apart. Don’t overtighten any screws while you do it though.