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Kitchen Faucet Leaks

The hot water side of my kitchen faucet started leaking a few months ago. I replaced the rubber washers and it fixed the leak for about 2 weeks and started leaking again. Thinking I did something wrong I replaced the rubber washers again, only to have the faucet start leaking again about two weeks later. What do I need to replace so I don't have to keep replacing the rubber washers?
Age: 45 to 54
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Project Type: Replacement
Ownership: < 1 year
Skill Level: Intermediate
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barrymarc,

Thank you for your question. The other cause could be that there is damage to the bottom of the stem unit RP25513. This could cause an improper seal, allowing the water to pass through the unit.
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remove handle on Lorraine faucet to replace washer

I see no way to get handle off Lorraine faucet in order to get at replacing washer to stop leak.
Age: 65 or over
Gender: Female
Project Type: New
Ownership: 2-5 years
Skill Level: Intermediate
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asked 1 month, 1 week ago
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Hi Fixer,

Thank you for your question! To remove the handle on a Lorain lavatory faucet, grab the lever with one hand and rotate the base of the handle counter-clockwise. Kitchen faucet models will have a 1/8" Allen set screw on the side.

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cannot get base of handle off to replace the cartridge

I have a delta select 2h brass sink faucet that has under the handle a decorative white porcelain ball shape piece onto of a brass ring. I can take off handle easily with screw but the white piece is just spinning around the center brass piece and will not screw off the expose the cartridge, There is a small hex shape piece white piece of plastic in center of the brass center part is that the problem
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asked 1 month, 2 weeks ago
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Hi Paul,

Thank you for your question. I'm sorry for any trouble removing the handle base. Once the lever has been removed, the porcelain shroud should pull straight off. If it seems stuck, it should help to soak the parts using a half and half white vinegar and waters solution for about 15 minutes.

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Jon
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How do I identify my Delta Monitor model number? What model would I get to replace it?

I have a Delta single lever shower faucet with variable temp control (see enclosed image). How do I identify the model number? The temp control knob is starting to come loose. Can I replace just the temp control knob? How do you take off the temp control knob? Can I replace the entire fixture and valve with a more recent model? The faucet was there when we bought the house 3 years ago and the house was built in 1998. I don't have the manual. I don't know exactly how old the fixture is.
Age: 65 or over
Gender: Male
Project Type: Replacement
Ownership: 6-10 years
Skill Level: Intermediate
Topics: Assembly, Care/Maintenance, Purchase
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Hi GEM,

Thank you for your question. Based on the photos you have a model similar to the 1724-74. To tighten the temperature knob, remove the cover by prying it off by hand. This will reveal a Phillips head screw that you can tighten.

http://www.deltafaucet.com/customer...

The trim can be replaced by any T17 series trim kit that we currently make. However, you will need to use the original cartridge rather than the one that comes with the trim kit.

http://www.deltafaucet.com/search/r...

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Jon
answered 1 month, 2 weeks ago
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How to install part RP3614

Age: 45 to 54
Gender: Female
Project Type: Replacement
Ownership: 6-10 years
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asked 3 months, 3 weeks ago
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Hi Sheri,

Thank you for your question. Below are the instructions for installing the RP3614. Please also see our How-To Video on flushing the supplies. This will also show you how to disassemble the faucet, and we recommended to flush the valve before installing new parts.

http://www.deltafaucet.com/shopping...

1. Be sure that the supplies are off under the sink and then lift the handle to allow residual water to drain. Place a cloth in the drain so that parts don't fall into it.
2. Remove the handle. Lever handles may have a small red/blue button covering the set screw (1/8" Allen), knob handles have a cap that can be removed to access a Phillips screw.
3. Unscrew the dome shaped cap and then pull out the ball assembly and cam.
4. For kitchen faucets, you can then remove the spout or sleeve by swiveling it back and forth and lifting up to access the o-rings. Squeeze the sides of the o-ring, pull forward, and hook the o-ring with an Allen wrench or screw driver to remove it. Please keep in mind that pull-out models do not use the o-rings in the RP3614 kit.
5. Lift out the seats and springs using an Allen wrench or pencil.
6. Install new parts and reassemble in the reverse order. When installing the seats and springs, the small end of spring goes into the seat and large end of spring goes down first into the socket of the valve. If you have an adjusting ring inside the cap, discard this part as it is no longer needed with the new cam assembly.

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Jon
answered 3 months, 2 weeks ago
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Need instructions to replace stem cartridge on widespread bathroom faucet

Model 3530-24 have replacement cartridge. Just need instruction.
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asked 4 months ago
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Hi Mary,

Thank you for your question. We recommend to flush the supplies before installing new parts. Please click the link below to view our How-To Video for flushing the faucet. This will also show you how to remove the existing parts. Be sure to turn off the water supplies below the sink first, and you can start at the 2 minute mark of the video. Please also note the position of the stem units before removing them from the valve.

http://www.deltafaucet.com/shopping...

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Jon
answered 3 months, 4 weeks ago
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My delta 13 series tube and shower still leaks after replacing cartridge. I replaced it with a new delta brand cartridge.

The old cartridge was very hard to remove.
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asked 8 months ago
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Hi Drippie, Thank you for your question. You will want to remove the cartridge and check the valve body itself for mineral build up or other debris that may be preventing the new cartridge from creating a complete seal. A 50/50 solution of vinegar and water will help break up any mineral build up and help clean the valve body.
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Dave
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answered 8 months ago
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I have a Delta 1700 single lever shower faucet with variable temp. control.

The shower head drips at different times w/faucet shut off. It can be stopped by opening and closing the faucet but will occur again a day later. Is this a valve failure? How do I get the temperature control handle off ? Is it a pull off........I don't see a set screw.
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Project Type: New
Ownership: 6-10 years
Skill Level: Intermediate
Topics: Care/Maintenance
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Hi Jerry, Thank you for your question. Replacing the cartridge should stop the leak. To remove the temperatue knob cover on a 17 series faucet you will need to use your fingers to pry apart both sides of the round portion of the cap and then lift up from the bottom to the top to remove. Here is a link to our How to Replace a Delta Tub or Shower Cartridge video.
http://www.deltafaucet.com/shopping...
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answered 9 months ago
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I am repairing a kitchen faucet the instructions tell me to pull on the ball stem, I have and it is not moving.

The plastic cap around the ball is grey and has an orange sliding tab on it.
Age: 55 to 64
Gender: Male
Project Type: Replacement
Ownership: 2-5 years
Skill Level: Intermediate
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asked 9 months ago
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Hi Joe, Thank you for your question. It sounds like you are reading instructions for the older faucets that use a ball assembly, seats, and springs. What you describe that you have is a RP50587 valve assembly to the newer DST faucets. If you have the newer faucet the entire cartridge can be removed and replaced.
If you need assistance with the repair please call our Help line at 1-800-345-3358.
http://www.deltafaucet.com/repairpa...
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Dave
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answered 9 months ago
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Leaking shower head

I had a new tub and shower hrad installed during remodeling my bathroom. When your turn on the single handle lever on for the tub the shower head leaking water, I there a adjustment to stop this?

Wayne Iverson
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asked 9 months ago
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Hi Wayne, Thank you for your question. Most likely, you are experiencing "shower-rise" where the water can’t get out of the spout as fast as it flows through the valve. This causes the water to back up and come out the shower head. There can be one of several reasons for this:

The valve could be upside down
The length from the valve to the tub spout is outside of the 8" to 18" rule
There is more than one 90-degree angle
Something other than copper or galvanized pipe was used going to the spout
The most common reason is that there is something restricting the water flow to the spout, e.g. solder or something lodged in the pipe. Something is impeding the flow of water to the spout and causing it to back up and go out the shower head. If this is the cause of shower-rise it is possible to remove the blockage by removing the tub spout; then, feeding a plumber’s snake or a speedometer cable up through the tub drop. The act of feeding it causes it to twirl and loosen the blockage. Be sure to flush the valve before reinstalling the tub spout. Be sure to check the tub spout itself for blockage.
If none of these help, you may need to call a plumber. After the shower has been installed and the wall has been closed, there is little that can be done to remedy this situation yourself.

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Dave
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answered 9 months ago
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Delta Monitor shower faucet

Hello,
I do handyman work and I have a customer with a Delta Monitor shower faucet. Is there an adjustment for the mixing of the hot and cold water? There is plenty of hot water throughout the house, including this bathroom. However the temperature coming out of the shower is lukewarm at best. Thanks in advance for your response.
Sincerely,
Larry Herko
Age: 65 or over
Gender: Male
Skill Level: Advanced
Topics: Performance, Care/Maintenance, water temperature, not hot enough
asked 10 months ago
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Hi Larry, Thank you for your question. Here is a link to our How to adjust the rotational limit stop on your Delta faucet video.
http://www.deltafaucet.com/tools-re...
This video will show you how to adjust the rotational lilmit stop that sets the max hot water temperature for the faucet.
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Dave
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answered 10 months ago
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Does RP3614 work for Model 4380

Project Type: Replacement
Ownership: 6-10 years
Skill Level: Intermediate
Topics: Care/Maintenance
asked 10 months ago
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Hi Heath, Thank you for your question. All of the model 4380 faucets have been DST diamond seal technology versions. The RP3614 repair kit will not work with the 4380. The faucet uses the RP50587 valve assembly, not the older ball assembly, seats, and springs of previous single handle faucets.
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answered 10 months ago
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How to fix 1400 Series Tub/Shower Faucet Drip

There is a drip coming from the faucet only. What do I need to do to fix this?
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asked 10 months ago
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Hi Eileen, Thank you for your question. Replacing the RP4993 seats and springs in the RP19804 cartridge will stop most drips from a 1400 series faucet. Sometimes it is necessary to replace the entire cartridge.
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Dave
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answered 10 months ago
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replacing o-rings on RP25513 cartridge

What size are the two o-rings that are on this cartridge? I have 11 of these faucets in my home we built 20 years ago. I know how to replace them but want to be sure of the size. Also what if I were to want warranty replacement on the cartridges with no paperwork to back it up?
Age: 55 to 64
Gender: Male
Project Type: Replacement
Ownership: 10+ years
Skill Level: Intermediate
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Hi Bill, Thank you for your question. The o-rings on the RP25513 stem assembly are available to order separately. RP1129 which measures 11/16" x 3/16" x 1/16" and the RP75547 which is a non standard o-ring measures .339" x .545" x .103".
Please contact our toll free home owners warranty line at 1-800-345-3358 for warranty parts assistance.
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Dave
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answered 11 months ago
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Hot water will not shutoff completely onB114900 tub facet

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Project Type: New
Ownership: < 1 year
Skill Level: Intermediate
asked 11 months ago
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Hi Hammer, Thank you for your question. In most cases replacing the RP70538 valve cartridge will stop the leak/dripping from your model B114900 faucet. If you need warranty parts assistance please call our toll free Homeowners/Warranty line at 1-800-345-3358.
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answered 11 months ago
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how do i remove spout from kitchen faucey 2457 ?

Topics: Care/Maintenance, Assembly
asked 11 months ago
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Hi Oakky, Thank you for your question. To remove the spout from the model 2457 you will need to unscrew the bonnet/decorative portion of the spout where it attaches to the faucet in a counter-clockwise direction. Once the threads are unscrewed you can pull up and lift the spout from the faucet body. Here is a link to the parts diagram to help with the repair.
http://www.deltafaucet.com/customer...
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answered 11 months ago
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How to remove the bonnet to get cartridge out for replacing

I am trying to put a new cartridge on my old shower. But I am unable to remove the bonnet part to take the cartridge out. My shower control does not resemble the one in the picture of the 14 series replacement kit that I ordered. We have used a locking wrench and tried turning counterclockwise but the bonnet does not move.
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Project Type: Replacement
Ownership: 6-10 years
Skill Level: Intermediate
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Hi diyy, Thank you for your question. Pictured is a 1300/1400 series faucet that uses the RP19804 cartridge.
Often mineral build up will make it difficult to remove the bonnet nut. We recommend soaking a towel/rag in a 50/50 solution of vinegar and water and wrapping the towel around the bonnet nut. Allow the solution to soak in overnight. This should break up the mineral build up making it easier to remove the bonnet nut.
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How do I remove this cartridge

I have a older delta 2 handle tub faucet. I can not seem to remove the cartridge for replacement to stop h20 feom flowing out. Help...
Age: 35 to 44
Gender: Female
Project Type: Replacement
Ownership: 10+ years
Skill Level: Beginner
Topics: Assembly
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Hi Tish, Thank you for your question. Based on your photo you have already removed the bonnet nut that screws down over the stem assembly and holds it in place. At this time there is nothing mechanical holding the stem assembly in place. If you are replacing the stem assembly, seat and spring we recommend using a pair of pliers to grab the stem and rock back it back and forth while pullling out. You can also thread a screw into the stem and grab the screw to pull and work the stem assembly out.
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answered 1 year, 2 months ago
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just installed new windmere 21996LF-SS. When you turn off the faucet water continues to run out for 5 to 10 seconds. what went wrong?

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asked 1 year, 2 months ago
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Hi Kendall, Thank you for your question. The faucet is operating properly. What you are seeing is the residual water that is left in the spout when you turn the faucet off draining out. The hi arc design of the spout causes this to happen.
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I have a delta monitor single handle tub faucet. It no longer stops at shutoff position rather will make a comple circle yet turns on & off at points

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asked 1 year, 3 months ago
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Hi Big Ears, Thank you for your question. It sounds like the cartridge in the faucet is not functioning properly and needs to be replaced. Please refer to the owners manual for your faucet model for the correct cartridge replacement part number. If you are the original purchaser of the faucet and need warranty assistance please call our toll free Homeowner/Warranty line at 1-800-345-3358.
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