Danze kitchen faucets and Danze bathroom sink faucets are considered high end sink fixtures. They often have sleek and stunning designs and come in models and designs to match any kitchen or bathroom layout. 


Unfortunately, like any faucets, even the high end Danze faucets can be susceptible to leaks. After all, frequent daily use can cause the handles and even the spout to loosen up causing small gaps between the faucets and the washers/gaskets that create water seals. 


With this quick guide you can learn how to tighten Danze bath faucets as well as kitchen faucets. 


The first thing you’ll want to do is turn off the water supply valves under your sink. Otherwise you will be in for quite a wet and messy experience. After shutting off the water, lift or turn the faucet handle to open the spout and drain any stuck water. If there aren’t water supply valves under or behind the sink, you’ll need to simply turn off the main water supply valve in your home.

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Unscrew the handle if there are screws holding it down. If there are no visible screws, inspect the Danze faucet handle carefully as some models have decorative plates or covers over screws. Pop off the plate/cover and remove the screw. In some cases you may find small plastic clips holding the handle in place, you’ll need to gently pop these out. 


In some cases your Danze faucet handle may lift right off the base. In any event, once you’ve removed the screws/clips and lifted the handle off you’ll see a cartridge and a locking nut. The locking nut holds down the cartridge and creates  a strong seal between the valve that opens when the faucet is turned on and the cartridge. 


Inspect the cartridge for damage. If possible loosen the locking nut carefully and remove the cartridge. Inspect the gaskets below and replace if they are torn or cracked. If the cartridge is cracked you’ll need to contact Danze customer service to get a replacement.


Replace the cartridge if removed and tighten the locking nut well. If your Danze faucet has separate hot/cold faucet knobs, lift off the knobs or remove the top cover and holdings screw and remove the knobs. Tighten the locking nuts for each faucet. Replace any holding clips if you removed them.


Replace the faucet cover/knob covers and replace any screws removed. Replace any decorative screw covers. Turn the water back on and test the faucet. 


Also a note of warning: Be very careful using screwdrivers and wrenches around the Danze faucet handles and spouts. One slip and you could severely damage the finish of the metal. 


Consider tightening your Danze faucet at the first sign of small leaks which can over time cause damage to woodwork under and around the sink.