Everyone can easily take apart faucets with a little bit DIY or plumbing sense but can you take apart a Grohe bathroom faucet?
The answer is no! Because if you can remove the Grohe bathroom faucet, what are you doing at this post by searching how to take apart a Grohe bathroom faucet.
Anyways, welcome to the post, here You will learn a step-by-step procedure on taking apart a Grohe bathroom faucet easily and comfortably without plumbing knowledge and extraordinary DIY.
Here you will learn to remove Grohe bathroom faucet handle, and after that, you will learn how to remove Grohe bathroom cartridge. And you will also learn how to fit back Grohe bathroom faucet.
how to take apart a Grohe bathroom faucet
Let’s get started with the step by step procedure to remove the Grohe bathroom faucet to replace or clean the cartridge. Are you excited?
Yes, I am excited. You will become a master of removing and replacing Grohe bathroom faucet after reading and following the procedure.
Things you required before starting the procedure:
- 3 MM Allen Key
- 32 MM Box Spanner
- Flat-Head Screwdriver
Here are some precautionary steps or measures you should take before starting the procedure of taking apart a Grohe bathroom faucet.
Shut off the water supply:
First of all, shut off the faucet water supply. You will find two valves under the sink which control both cold and hot water, after that turn both the valves with hand clockwise to shut off the faucet water supply.
If you don’t know about those valves or you are unable to find them, then you should shut off the main water supply of your home.
Plug Up the Sink:
After shutting off the water supply, take a piece of cloth or towel and cover the sink’s drain because you can lose screws in the drain of the sink if you don’t cover it.
how to take apart a Grohe bathroom faucet
Are you ready to follow steps! Yes, I am ready and excited to do it myself. So let’s begin.
How to remove Grohe faucet handles:
The very first step is to remove the handles because you will find a cartridge under the handle. Let’s get started.
There are two types of faucet handles, and here I will discuss both types in detail.
- Single handle Grohe bathroom faucet
- Double handle Grohe bathroom faucet
how to take apart a Grohe single handle bathroom faucet:
If you have a single handle Grohe bathroom faucet, follow the step carefully to remove the Grohe bathroom faucet handle.
- After shutting off the water supply, turn on the faucet to remove the remaining water and air in the faucet.
- Use a flat-head screwdriver to remove the small plastic bolt located on the faucet side, which covers the Allen key(screw).
- Use an Allen wrench to remove the screw(Allen key).
- Now pull the handle upwards with your hands to remove it.
- Use a 32 MM box spanner to remove the nut, after removing the nut remove the cartridge.
- Make sure there are no seals and foreign objects inside the cartridge.
how to take apart a Grohe double handle bathroom faucet:
All the process is mostly the same, but as the name suggests double handle Grohe bathroom faucet, you need to remove two handles and replace or clean two cartridges.
Turn off the water supply and then use a flat-head screwdriver to remove the cap which covers the cartridge. All the process is the same. If you read how to remove a single handle Grohe bathroom faucet and follow the steps, you can remove almost all the Grohe faucet handles and other parts.
Replace or Clean the Cartridge:
After removing the cartridge, you can either replace it with a new one or clean it and install it.
If your Grohe bathroom faucet’s warranty is still valid, you can contact the Grohe customer support and ask them to send a replacement. They will send you replacement free of cost.
In other cases, you can go to a hardware store and buy a new cartridge by telling them the number or model of that faucet or showing them your old cartridge and asking them to give you the same as you have.
But if you want to just clean and install the same cartridge, you can take some white vinegar, mix it with some water and apply that mixer on your cartridge and leave it for one hour. After that, install it and put back everything as you opened.
Turn on the water supply and check everything is working perfectly:
Turn on the water supply and check if there is any leakage, dripping or any other problem. In case of leakage or dripping, you need to fully tighten the screw, and I hope everything will start working properly.
Hope you have done your job of removing the Grohe faucet handle. Make sure that you have understood the whole procedure, if not read again the whole guide of how to take apart a Grohe bathroom faucet handle and then start the procedure.
You just need some easily available tools in your home and a step-by-step guide that we have already provided you above to remove the Grohe bathroom faucet handle.
Follow the procedure step by step, and you will remove it without having any plumbing knowledge or extraordinary DIY.