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Trying to replace a ceramic cartridge on a Dura bathroom faucet in the ILOVHER ('17) 

I was told by Oliver that it was leaking.  I haven't found water but I can see the corrosion.  They wanted $250 for a new faucet and by then I was tapped out.   I've gotten as far as popping off the hot/cold emblem and removing the set screw to get the handle off. 

How do I proceed from here to get the cartridge out?  Seems in there pretty good! 

I imagine I need a special plumbing wrench/socket? 

Any help appreciated!

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Have you tried going to the Dura Faucet site (HERE) to download the owners manual?

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Have you tried to twist off the brushed chrome cap that sits on top of and around the cartridge?  It may be threaded onto the housing below it.  On some faucets, that cap holds the cartridge in place.  Try twisting the cap counterclockwise to remove it.  You may need a gripper to give your hand traction, like this:

https://www.amazon.com/Regent-Multi-Purpose-Gripper-Bottle-Opener/dp/B019R5TSYW/ref=asc_df_B019R5TSYW/?tag=hyprod-20&linkCode=df0&hvadid=193124190188&hvpos=&hvnetw=g&hvrand=1108655480944362344&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvqmt=&hvdev=c&hvdvcmdl=&hvlocint=&hvlocphy=9029558&hvtargid=pla-311177149643&psc=1

DF-NMK852 looks like the correct model number for the faucet you have.  If you download that owners manual, the brushed chrome cap is depicted on the parts list on Page 5, with the cartridge shown right underneath it.  This suggests that the cap must be removed before you can access the cartridge to replace it.

Good luck!

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19 minutes ago, Rivernerd said:

Have you tried to twist off the brushed chrome cap that sits on top of and around the cartridge?  It may be threaded onto the housing below it.  On some faucets, that cap holds the cartridge in place.  Try twisting the cap counterclockwise to remove it.  You may need a gripper to give your hand traction, like this:

https://www.amazon.com/Regent-Multi-Purpose-Gripper-Bottle-Opener/dp/B019R5TSYW/ref=asc_df_B019R5TSYW/?tag=hyprod-20&linkCode=df0&hvadid=193124190188&hvpos=&hvnetw=g&hvrand=1108655480944362344&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvqmt=&hvdev=c&hvdvcmdl=&hvlocint=&hvlocphy=9029558&hvtargid=pla-311177149643&psc=1

DF-NMK852 looks like the correct model number for the faucet you have.  If you download that owners manual, the brushed chrome cap is depicted on the parts list on Page 5, with the cartridge shown right underneath it.  This suggests that the cap must be removed before you can access the cartridge to replace it.

Good luck!

 

I'm aware that the surrounding ring must come off but it will not budge even with a rubber glove..!  I sprayed some PB blaster around the lower edge of it and will leave it sit and try again tomorrow. 

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19 minutes ago, Townesw said:

Don’t try it without one of these.

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Bill, excellent write up.
Thank you! 
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Or, you can buy a nice faucet for far  less than $250. .

I also think dura has a long warranty. Check that. I've gotten warranty replacement on delta, pfister, and others. I'd try that, first. Imo. Many plumbing companies offer lifetime warranty. 

Your choice. 

 

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1 hour ago, SeaDawg said:

Or, you can buy a nice faucet for far  less than $250. .

I also think dura has a long warranty. Check that. I've gotten warranty replacement on delta, pfister, and others. I'd try that, first. Imo. Many plumbing companies offer lifetime warranty. 

Your choice. 

 

I would, except Oliver had to fix my bath interior courtesy light and took the towel bar insert out to do it.  They did such a professional job on the caulking (such I could never duplicate) that I would just like to fix the faucet myself. 😀

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