If you find that you have a leaky Kohler faucet, there could be several reasons that it is happening. Before you rush to call a plumber or technician, you can try some troubleshooting techniques to not only save yourself some time but a good bit of money as well. Kohler is very consumer-friendly when it comes to repairs and they even offer many troubleshooting options to help you along the way.
A huge benefit is that many repairs to a Kohler faucet will not require any special tools. The majority of repairs can be done with an allen wrench and/or a regular wrench.
One of the common problems is finding that your faucet is leaking. The source can be coming from several areas of your faucet. Of course, the first step is to determine just where the source of the leak is. Many common leaks can be fixed by simply replacing the faucet valve. These valves can be purchased at many local hardware stores in your area.
Should you find that the source of the leak is at the faucet base or handle, it is truly a simple fix. First of all, you need to unscrew the handle set screw and remove the handle itself. Once removed, you will then need to take off the bonnet nut that is located under the handle. When the bonnet nut is removed, you will then be able to see the cartridge. Check over the cartridge to ensure there is not any damage or trapped debris. It may be necessary to replace the cartridge. These can be purchased at your local hardware store. Once the cartridge has been replaced, you simply reassemble the faucet handle.
No Water Coming Out
If your problem is a bit more complex, such as no water coming out, the problem could be a result of a clogged cartridge or even a jammed diverter. You will need to disassemble as directed above. Examine all parts carefully for any damage or trapped debris that could be causing the issue. If your diverter is found to be the problem, it can be fixed with parts bought at your local hardware store.
If your leak is coming from your faucet base, you can remedy this by replacing the O-ring. Again, parts for this can be found at your local hardware store. While doing your repairs, it is a good idea to do your research. There is tons of information out there to help you through step by step.