|Always work with a partner|
|Wipe and check the washer|
2) If everything seems to be tight and there is still water, see if you can determine where the water is coming from. Dry everything off with a towel to make drips more noticeable. Then use a flashlight, turn on the faucet, and watch for the drips.
|Picture 3 - installed washers|
4) Wipe down all of the gunk. Food, hair, and other terrible smelling crud can build up in the pipes. Wipe down the inside and outside of the pipes and washers with a rag towel. Inspect the trap (the u-shaped pipe) for anything that may have fallen down the drain. Little E and I found two straws and a whole pile of crud (4).
|4 - Look what we found!|
6) Hand tighten all connections. Run the water and inspect all unions with a flashlight to make sure there are no leaks (6).
7) Celebrate a job well done by treating your partner to a popsicle. After all, we work hard. We play hard.
|Everything back in order|