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How to Repair and Rebuild a Delta Single Handle
With the tool that comes with the kit loosen the Allen key nut to remove the handle. once loose enough it will just pull off.
||With The Handle off remove the nut
(be careful not to scratch the finish)
Now the ball can be lifted out, you can
through the ball and white plastic piece
||This is what is left two rubber seats
and 2 springs use a small screwdriver or
some thing t remove them. They are just
||Now remove the spout, Just move it
left to right while pulling up it should
come right off.
||Notice In the front there is a round
thing there That is the diverter. you
will need to pry it out with a small
||The last thing that has to be
removed are the O rings pry them away
with a small screw driver. Now there
should be no parts left in or on the
faucet. Make sure there are no rubber
parts of washers or o rings left inside
||Now lets put it back together with
the new parts. Compare your old O rings
with the new ones. the kit comes with
two thin and two thick O rings so make
sure you use the same type that you took
off. Most use the thicker ones. Take A
little grease on your finger and very
lightly coat all the rubber parts and
the new ball.
||After it is greased put the new O
rings on the brass post in the grooves
you took the old ones off of.
||Put grease on the diverter o ring
(some don't use o ring, if old one has
one, use it if not, don't) then push the
diverter in as far as it will go.
||Now put a little grease on the
inside of the spout And put the spout
back on turning left to right as you
gently push down. If it will not go all
the way down, the diverter needs to be
pushed in further Or the o ring need to
be removed from the diverter.
||Now the little rubber seats and
springs make sure you compare them to
the old ones you took out and use the
right ones. note that the thinner part
of the spring goes into the rubber seat
and the wider side sits inside the
faucet It should look like this Don't
forget the grease.
||Don't forget to grease the ball.
Note the slit in the side of the ball.
There is a small pin inside the faucet
on the right side. It does not show up
so good in the Pictures. the slit on the
ball has to go on to that pin.
||The rubber washer goes inside the white
plastic piece Don't forget the grease.
Notice the little grove in the faucet
and the little nub on the white plastic
make sure the white plastic stays there,
You may need to hold it down till you
get the top nut on and screwed down
enough to hold it in to place.
||To adjust tightness on the handle
and if it leaks out of the top use the
tool that comes with the kit to adjust.
the handle should feel free and move
very easy. Replace the handle And turn
the water back on to test You may want
to remove the aerator (the screen At the
tip of the spout ) Before turning the
faucet on to flush the faucet out then
put it back on.
||It's normal to have 2 o rings and 2 sets
of springs and seats left after you are
Please read the feedback I received.
Thanks very much for your informative page
outlining comprehensive steps for overhauling a
Delta ball faucet!
After an exhaustive search of the web, I found
plenty of websites telling how to do a basic
Delta overhaul to remedy leakage. However,
none described the Delta faucet's diverter
element and how to remove it. After
following your instructions, I discovered the
reason why my faucet has been mysteriously
reducing its water flow before finally shutting
down altogether recently.
Replacing the seals, springs, ball and other
assorted parts did nothing to remedy the
problem. With the insight from your web
page, I removed the diverter-- which was
defective -- and the good times rolled again.
A good part of my day was spent on this very
frustrating project. Now, I feel I have
accomplished something and learned a hell of a
lot about fixing faucets.
My deepest appreciation and thanks, Sincerely
I just wanted to thank you for your wonderful
description of how to
change a delta faucet. We just moved in to
this place and the bathtub
faucet was leaky. I was having a really
hard time fixing it when I
decided to Google some help. The pictures
were a great help. I wanted to say
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