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How to Fix a Leaky Bathtub Faucet

1.Remove the Faucet Handle

Once the faucet screw is removed, pull the handle off the faucet. 

2. Take off the Escutcheon

To successfully remove an escutcheon (metal or plastic used to add a decorative cover to the pipe holes), you may either pull it out straight or unscrew it.  

3. Take Out the Faucet's Stem

To adjust the water flow, use pliers or an adjustable wrench to loosen the brass nut that holds your faucet’s stem in place.  

4. Inspect the Faucet Component

Carefully inspect the faucet for any wear and tear, considering the O-ring, washer, and valve seat. If evidence of damage is found on any part of these components, be sure to switch out or replace that piece right away. 

5. Replace Damaged Component

If the O-ring is damaged, use pliers to remove it and replace it with a new one. If the washer is damaged, remove the screw holding it in place and replace it with a new washer. 

6. Reassemble the Faucet

Reassemble the faucet components in reverse order. Securely place the faucet stem back into its socket and firmly tighten the nut that holds it together. 

7. Testing the Faucet

Turn the water supply back on and test the faucet by checking for any leakage signs. Be sure the water flows smoothly.