Sunday, September 5, 2010

Troubleshoot Leaking Delta Single Handle Faucet

My Bath Sink Single-Handle faucet leaks. This example is for a Delta Faucet Single Handle Bathroom Faucet.

Identify the area that is leaking. Then, find the solutions to that area below.

Note: The diagram below is a general representation of this faucet type showing common replacement parts. If you do not find the answer you need here, please use the Technical Document search to find maintenance instructions for your specific model.

Solutions

A.  Leaks from under the handle:
  • Replace Ball Assembly (#1 in diagram — Repair part RP70 as shown for lever handles or RP212 for knob handles)
  • Replace Cam & Packing (#2 in diagram — Repair Kit RP61). For faucets purchased prior to 2007, please order RP1050 cap and RP61 cam and packing.
B.  Leaks from aerator:
  • Replace seats and springs (#3 in diagram — Repair part RP4993)
If leak persists:
  • Replace Ball Assembly (#1 in diagram — Repair part RP70 as shown for lever handles or RP212 for knob handles)
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How To Remove Tub Drain Delta Faucet

How do I remove my Delta tub drain stopper for cleaning?

There are two types of tub drain stoppers - lift & turn and toe tap.
Lift and Turn

The lift & turn stopper for the bathtub unscrews counterclockwise while in the full up position.

Toe Tap
The toe tap stopper also unscrews counterclockwise while in the full up position. However, the cap may unscrew from the plunger assembly before the entire stopper comes out. In that case, there is a nut that will be exposed and can be used to unscrew the plunger assembly from the drain.
If either of these is "spinning" without unscrewing, the threads are stripped and you would need to exert upward pressure while unscrewing in hopes of uncoupling this from the bath waste. If that doesn't work you would have to unscrew the bath waste flange from the drain pipe.
This will require access under the tub.

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