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Old 08-26-2007, 07:31 PM   #1
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Hi Guys and Gals,
I've got a bathroom faucet that leaks from the hot water valve side. Is there a way to take the valve apart and replace an o-ring or something? This isn't one of the fancy fausets, it's made of plastic and has brass paint on it. Looks nice though.
After turning off the water, do I open the hot water valve all of the way up and then continue opening/unscrewing it until the valve stem comes out with the o-rings on it? I'm just guessing and I don't want to break it. I can always go get another faucet from Winnebago I hope. The dripping doesn't always occur and I suppose it's really no big deal but my wife's ears are better than mine, especially when she's trying to get to sleep.
Okay RV guru's, it's in your ballpark now...catch!
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Old 08-26-2007, 07:31 PM   #2
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Hi Guys and Gals,
I've got a bathroom faucet that leaks from the hot water valve side. Is there a way to take the valve apart and replace an o-ring or something? This isn't one of the fancy fausets, it's made of plastic and has brass paint on it. Looks nice though.
After turning off the water, do I open the hot water valve all of the way up and then continue opening/unscrewing it until the valve stem comes out with the o-rings on it? I'm just guessing and I don't want to break it. I can always go get another faucet from Winnebago I hope. The dripping doesn't always occur and I suppose it's really no big deal but my wife's ears are better than mine, especially when she's trying to get to sleep.
Okay RV guru's, it's in your ballpark now...catch!
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Old 08-27-2007, 01:53 AM   #3
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They work or don't work just like a house faucet. When one starts dripping at night just tie a piece of string up on the nozzle near the drip and let the dripping water run down the string. Works great and a good temp fix.
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Old 08-27-2007, 04:11 AM   #4
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You should be able to pull the washer or cartridge out just like a home faucet and get the parts at a local hardware/pluming supply.

It is not hard to fix. If it has a washer and a seat, you should replace the seat at the same time.

Since this is not a problem unique to the Winnebago, I'm linking it to the general RV area to get better exposure.

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Old 08-27-2007, 05:16 AM   #5
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You can either REPAIR or REPLACE the faucet.

Repair is the cheapest assuming you can find the parts.

Depending on how much you want to spend you can get a very nice replacement faucet. That's what I did. You can get a very nice faucet at Wal Mart, Home Depot or Lowes for under $40. I chose a little higher end version as I wanted the finish, a single handle version and the height of the faucet.


I took about an hour to install and a about 2 hours fix the LEAK...... Some how I knocked a rubber washer off the hot water supply line. Once I put that back it was "No runs, No drips,No errors".
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Old 08-27-2007, 05:25 AM   #6
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Like oemtech, I replaced my 2 bathroom faucets. Go here to see a photo. These are nice Delta Brand washerless faucets. They can be purchased at Lowes or Home Depot.
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Old 08-27-2007, 05:45 AM   #7
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Thanks Guys,
Good tips all around.
Dale, that new faucet looks excellent! Did the RV hoses and fittings screw right onto the faucet fittings or did you have to do any replacement/modification on those too? Great idea on getting the higher neck version. I have to lean pretty darn low to get my hair wet if I don't want to take a shower in the morning. I thank you all for your tips!
By the way, we're going to Mintor Gardens in Chilliwack B.C. today to see what they did this year. The beauty took my breath away last time we were there.
Flat roads everyone,
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I got it at Lowes for about $90... and yes everything fit right up. Kind of pain to install as I am just a bit bigger than the opening in the base cabinet
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Old 08-27-2007, 03:31 PM   #9
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A note to those to whom it may apply,

On some models Winnebago uses Moen faucets. If one starts to leak Moen will send you a replacement cartridge kit at no charge.


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Old 08-28-2007, 05:25 AM   #10
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Your original question was how to fix the faucet.Start by turning off the water.Next remove the handle by removing the center cap and screw .There should be a nut under the handle.Remove it and remove the stem.It will have a washer or cartridge.Reinstall with new parts and turn water back on.
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Old 08-28-2007, 07:20 AM   #11
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Hi bldrbob,
Oops,
I forgot to tell everyone that the faucet has hot and cold valves and not the single handle cartridge type faucet.
I would like to change it to a single handle type faucet though.
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Old 08-28-2007, 03:24 PM   #12
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If you change out to the single handle faucet, you may have some holes on the sides -- you can fill them with metal "push ins" that are also available from HD or Lowes. Also, if you don't have a Moen faucet, Camping World carries rebuild kits for the other kind -- I think the brand is Phoenix or something like that.
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We replaced our double handle bathroom faucet with a single handle faucet from Moen, same brand as what was in the kitchen sink. No holes to worry about as both single or double faucets need hot and cold water coming to them. Easy fix and a popular one too!
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At both Lowes and Home Depot there is a 'close-out table' and you will find some great faucets at deep discount. We were lucky and they had two that matched our MH when we were looking. Picked up both, installed both, and saved a bunch.
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