Just as is the case with most single-handle faucets, the best way to achieve an Avante Faucet Repair is to look into the inner cartridge.
If you find it difficult to pull out or push in the handle, you can fix it by getting a new cartridge.
Another issue is water dripping when the shower is not turned on. In order to fix this, the only option is to change the cartridge.
These are the two problems encountered with Price Pfister Avante cartridges.
Replacements can be gotten at most big home centers and through suppliers who sell plumbing parts online.
Turn off the water
Turn off the main shutoff valve that supplies water to the whole house to shut the supply of water to the faucet.
You will find the main shutoff valve for your home on the main water supply pipe that comes into the house.
Also, it might be in your garage, utility room, basement or crawlspace.
Take off the handle of the faucet
Use a small flat-head screwdriver to take off the decorative cap that hides the handle screw on the faucet knob.
Use a Philips screwdriver to get the handle screw loose and take it off.
Then, draw the handle out from the wall to take it out of the cartridge stem.
Take off the Escutcheon
Turn the faucet sleeve in the anti-clockwise direction to unscrew it. This is best done with your hand, if you can.
If you can't, make use of channel-lock pliers. Use a rag or a piece of leather to shield the sleeve from the jaws of the pliers.
Avante Faucet Repair: Remove the Cartridge
Using channel-lock pliers, take off the big mounting nut that secures the cartridge by turning it in the anti-clockwise direction. If the nut does not budge, apply some penetrating oil on the threads.
Try again after 15 minutes.
Take note of the placement o the cartridge. It, whether old or new, must be placed in the same way it was before.
Use pliers to extract the cartridge by drawing it out of the valve.
Sometimes, you might need to wiggle the cartridge back and forth to loosen it.
If it is difficult to get out, try fitting back the handle screw to the end of the cartridge to help you have a better grip alongside the pliers.
Change the cartridge
Use a little amount of plumber's grease to lubricate the O-rings of the replacement cartridge.
Fit the cartridge following the same placement as the old.
Push it down into the valve and fasten back the retaining nut.
Use pliers to tighten it.
Turn on the water and check the faucet before you finish the reassembly.
The handle can be installed on the cartridge to turn on the water and turn it off again while testing.
Check both the hot and cold water flow.
If everything is in good working condition, take off the handle and fit back the mounting ring.
Install the handle again and use its screw to hold it in place.
Then, place the decorative cap on to complete the Avante Faucet Repair