Replace bathroom faucet cartridge

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Old 11-10-19, 09:38 AM
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Replace bathroom faucet cartridge

I'm attempting to replace the cold-side cartridge in my bathroom faucet. I'm having two problems. First, I don't know how I can loosen the nut, which is in a depressed area that I can't access with the tools I have. Is this cartridge even removable? Second, I can't seem locate the manufacturer. I do see the number 4208 on the translucent plastic collar in the picture. I'd appreciate any guidance. Thank you.

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Old 11-10-19, 09:50 AM
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I'm thinking this might be a Larson brand unit. I also think you need a socket wrench to remove it.
 
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I do have a socket wrench, but the stem is in the way. Do you have a specific wrench suggestion? Thank you.
 
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You need a deep socket.__________________________
 
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Agreed, looks like a deep well socket will do the trick. And it's possible that it's a left hand thread so take it easy.
 
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I'm attempting to replace the cold-side cartridge in my bathroom faucet.

Looks to me like you don't have cartridges, but stems that may need replacing.
 
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How can you tell it's a left-hand thread? Thank you.
 
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Old 11-19-19, 06:54 PM
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You will need a socket to remove the stems, they are right hand threaded into the faucet body. Take a stem to a good hardware store and they can maybe match it up or find a replacement in a catalog and order you new ones.
 
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Old 11-20-19, 05:34 AM
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I'd like to suggest, you buy a new faucet set. For the work involved and the price you'll get a new unit that does use a cartridge style stem that will give many years of service and if you buy a name brand it will be lifetime warranty.
 
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Old 11-20-19, 09:22 AM
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A new modern faucet is absolutely the best fix. Stay away from store branded faucets such as Tuscany by Menard's, Glacier Bay by Home Depot and Project Source from Lowes. I recommend Delta with Moen as my second choice.
 
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