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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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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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answered 6 days ago
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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 week, 5 days 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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Dave
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answered 1 week, 5 days ago
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RP19804 installed in 1400 shower faucet on turns 45 degrees

I have a Delta 1400 shower faucet and the original cartridge turns 60 degrees. The replacement cartridge RP19804 only turns 45 degrees and the last 15 degrees controls hot water, so the new cartridge does not allow hot water to the full setting. What can I do?
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Project Type: Replacement
Ownership: 6-10 years
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asked 2 weeks, 5 days ago
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Hi Kevin, Thank you for your question. The RP19804 cartridge is equipped with a rotational limit stop that allows you to set the max hot water temperature. Here is a link to the how to adjust the rotational limit stop video.
http://www.deltafaucet.com/shopping...
Once this adjustment is made you should have hotter water available.
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Dave
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answered 2 weeks, 5 days ago
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my Delta t17230 shower head is leaking.What could be the cause

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Gender: Male
Project Type: New
Ownership: < 1 year
Skill Level: Intermediate
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asked 1 month, 1 week ago
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Hi Ang, Thank you for your question. If the showerhead on your model T17230 faucet is leaking when the faucet is on, you may want to look at replacing the RP43381 showerhead.
If the showerhead is leaking when the water is off, you will want to change the RP46463 cartridge.
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Dave
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answered 1 month, 1 week ago
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Victorian Single Handle Kitchen Faucet is leaking at swivel joint

How do I take apart and repair a leak at the swivel joint area on the spout? The parts diagram which your website shows for the 155-DST does not show the area that I am having a problem with. The leak area is at the the swivel joint which is a few inches above the base part RP53882.
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asked 1 month, 2 weeks ago
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Hi Sammy, Thank you for your question. To remove the spout from your model 155 you will want to grab the faucet body under the spout and unscrew in a counter-clockwise direction. The RP22934 o-ring on top of the body & base should be replaced to stop the leak.
Here is a link to the parts breakdown of the non-DST version of the model 155.
http://www.deltafaucet.com/customer...
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Dave
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answered 1 month, 2 weeks ago
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How to fix a leaking two-handle shower faucet?

I have a leaking two-handle shower valve. Hardware store personnel looked at the pictures and told me that it's a Delta valve. If it is indeed, I would like to ask the following three questions:

(1) How to fix the leak?
(2) Hardware store personnel told me to pull out what's left in the wall, but it's very well seated in place. Do I just pull it straight out after wiggling it a little bit?
(3) What Delta replacement parts do I need?

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Sky
Age: 55 to 64
Gender: Male
Project Type: Replacement
Ownership: 10+ years
Skill Level: Intermediate
Topics: Care/Maintenance
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asked 2 months ago
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Hi Sky, Thank you for your question. To stop the leak you will want to change out the stem assembly and the seats and springs. Once the chrome trim sleeve is unscrewed and the stem extender removed you should be able to wiggle and pull the stem assembly out of the valve body. The seats and springs are located under the stem assembly in the valve body. The part numbers for the stem assembly is the RP1740 and the seats and springs are RP4993. I have attached the parts breakdown below to help with your repair.
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Dave
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answered 2 months ago
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my delta 100LF-WF kitchen faucet leaks between lever and bonnet nut when you push the lever to right or left, but if you push straight up no leak

put in new rp4993 seats and springs{set of 2) If you push it straight up and then go left or right no leak. What is wrong? thanks
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asked 2 months, 1 week ago
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Hi None, Thank you for your question. If your model 100LF-WF faucet is leaking under the handle you will want to change out the RP61 cam and packing.
http://www.deltafaucet.com/repairpa...
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Dave
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answered 2 months, 1 week ago
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Delta T2794-cz leaks around spout after test plug removed

Rough in installed with no problems. During trim installation, when I installed the spout and turn on the faucet, water leaks out the bottom where the spout connects. There does not appear to be a gasket or o-ring to install there but the way it is working it seems like it needs one.
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asked 2 months, 4 weeks ago
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Hi Howard, Thank you for your question. The spout connection on the R2707 rough should have the RP18362 o-ring on it to create the seal when the T2794 trim is installed. There are no seals in the roman tub spout itself.
I have included a link to the parts breakdown to show the location of the o-ring.
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Dave
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answered 2 months, 4 weeks ago
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Leaking faucet

I have a leaking swivel connection on a Delta Venetian faucet and I need to know how to disassemble the faucet to change the O-ring. I don't see no Allen screw to disassemble. Please help!!

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Gender: Male
Ownership: 6-10 years
Skill Level: Intermediate
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asked 5 months ago
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Hi Clyde,
Thank you for your question. The bonnet, which is the piece directly under where the faucet is leaking will unscrew allowing you to pull the spout off and access the o-rings. I have attached a link to the parts breakdown for the model 155-WF below to help with your repair.
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Dave
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answered 4 months, 4 weeks ago
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I wrapped that small bushing right below the joint in several layers of duct tape to protect the finish - and was able to wrench this loose after soaking with WD-40. Once apart, there are 2 O-Rings (#12) that need replacement. QTY 10 for $2.49 at OSH.
Make sure you add silicone grease to the parts that move to slow break down over time. As with everything, they'll eventually need to be replaced again..
answered 6 days ago
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How to replace part number RP50587 part

I need to replace the part number RP50587 part in my Delta Kitchen Faucet model number 16927-DS-DST
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Project Type: Replacement
Ownership: 2-5 years
Skill Level: Intermediate
asked 5 months ago
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Hi Jerry, Thank you for your question. To access the RP50587 cartridge you will need to first shut off the water supply to the faucet. You will then remove the handle by loosening the set screw under the red/blue button. Next unscrew and remove the cap and the bonnet. This will allow you to remove and replace the RP50587. I have attached a link to the manual for the model 16927-SD-DST below which includes the parts breakdown to help you with your repair.
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Dave
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answered 5 months ago
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How to take off a delta bathroom faucet handle- set screw is stripped.

I recently made an attempt to replace the stem unit in my delta faucet handle because it was leaking from under the handle. When I tried to remove the allen set screw it was stuck and eventually stripped. What can I do this point? Drill it out?
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Gender: Male
Project Type: Replacement
Ownership: 6-10 years
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asked 5 months, 2 weeks ago
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Hi Craig, Thank you for your question. Drilling the stripped set screw out is most likely the solution to your issue. If you don't damage the threads you can just replace the screw. If you do, the handle can be replaced.
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Dave
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answered 5 months, 2 weeks ago
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Leaking drain pipe

I installed a new B2596LF-SS faucet and drain pipe on an American Standard porcelain sink. It is leaking between the rubber gasket and sink. I have used silicone grease on the rubber donut seal so it doesn't bind when tightening. There is a slight surface irregularity on the mating surface of the sink. should I sand it? Use Silicone adhesive on the sink? on the threads? Thanks in advance for your help. Raymond
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asked 5 months, 2 weeks ago
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Hi Ray, Thank you for your question. We would recommend using the silicone on the sink to help create the seal with the gasket.
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Dave
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answered 5 months, 2 weeks ago
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How do I take this apart for repair?

This faucet was probably installed in year 2000. We do not have a product sheet or manual and have not been able to find one on your web site. Nor do we have a product number.
The handle started to leak and we cannot figure out how to disassemble it in order to replace the necessary parts.

Any help you can give would be very much appreciated.
Project Type: New
Ownership: 10+ years
Skill Level: Intermediate
Topics: Assembly
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asked 7 months ago
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Hi Elizabeth, Thank you for your question. To make your repair you will need to first remove the handle. Place the palm on your hand on top of the handle , push down and turn counter-clockwise. This should remove the top portion of the handle. Once this cover is off you will see a screw, remove this screw and the handle will come off. Underneath the handle is the bonnet nut that holds in the stem assembly and a seat and spring in place. Once the bonnet nut is removed you can replace the RP1740 stem assembly and RP4993 seats and springs to stop the leak. I have attached a parts breakdown of a similar faucet model below to help you with the repair.
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Dave
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answered 7 months ago
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RP25513 vs RP24096 for rough in kit R2707 (installed 2001)

I have a leak under both current 'knob' style faucets. I believe valves are RP 24096 - 1/2 turn. #Hot water on left side turns 1/2 turn 'counter-clockwise' to full on - Cold water on right side turns clock-wise#. Will be replacing 'knob' handles with Roman style levers. Can I use the RP25513 valves? Are they interchangeable, except for 1/4 turn #RP25513# vs 1/2 turn #RP24096#
Age: 55 to 64
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Project Type: Replacement
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asked 8 months ago
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Hi Steve, Thank you for your question. You will want to continue to use the RP24096 stem assemblies. The only difference between the RP24096 and the RP25513 is the 1/4 turn stop. You do not want to use the 1/4 turn stops on your roman tub faucet as this will limit your water flow rate.
Make sure to replace the RP4993 seats and springs when you change the handles and stem assemblies to complete your repair.
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Dave
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answered 7 months ago
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Kitchen faucet makes a howling sound...have replaced washers and springs

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asked 8 months ago
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Hi T, Thank you for your question. It sounds like there may be some debris in the lines causing the noise. You will want to flush the lines of the faucet. I have attached a link below for a how to flush the lines on your kitchen faucet video. The video will show the process on both 1 and 2 handle faucets.
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Dave

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answered 8 months ago
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My Delta faucet sounds like it is running all the time, why?

I have a BT2710 Model Roman Tub Trim Faucet. I understand that it uses R2707 valves. The bathtub faucet is not leaking and there is no indication of water anywhere around the tub. However, it sounds as though the water is running all of the time. We turned the water off to the house and relieved the water pressure and, sure enough, the sound went away. The water was turned back on and the sound came back. I have definitely isolated it to the bathtub unit but I am baffled as to what is causing the issue. This does not appear to be a mixing valve that could leak through from cold to hot. I need your thoughts.
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Ownership: 2-5 years
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asked 8 months ago
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Hi Stuart, Thank you for your question. Even though you do not see any indication of water we recommend checking under the tub/deck to visually verify that you have no leaks. You are correct that the faucet has 2 separate valves and cross flow is unlikely.
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Dave
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answered 8 months ago
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Lahara roman trim with 4707 rough-in

Hi. I would like full flow rate at 1/4 turn. If 1/4 stops are inserted it reduces the flow rate. Is there a different cartridge available that will fit in the 4707 to allow full flow at 1/4 turn. (Like the Lahara 2-handle lav set)?
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asked 9 months ago
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Hi John, Thank you for your question. Unfortunately there is not a way to get full flow out of our roman tub valves with only a 1/4 turn.
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answered 9 months ago
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What size allen wrench do I use on the bathroom faucet handle?

I do not have a model number.
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asked 9 months ago
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Hi Robin, Thank you for your question. A 1/8" allen wrench is the most common size used to remove the set screws on our single handle faucets. A 3/32" allen wrench would be most commonly used on 2 handle models.
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Dave
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answered 9 months ago
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spout is pushed up to the air by the water pressure on model 17 kitchen faucet. how do I repair

I've been using this for 8 years. when I turn on the water, water pressure pushed spout up to the air because the spout could not hold water pressure any more. I have changed o-rings but still same.
currently I just uninstall the aerator to reduce water pressure.
Please help me to resolve this problem.
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Ownership: 6-10 years
Skill Level: Intermediate
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asked 9 months ago
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Hi Tom, Thank you for your question. You will want to change out the spout retainer RP21463. This piece is under the spout and holds the spout to the valve body. I have attached a link to the parts breakdown of the model 174 faucet below so that you can see the part that I am talking about.
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Dave
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answered 9 months ago
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Delta rain head

Customer had us raise his rain head in which we installed a shorter nipple and now he complains that it drips continuously all night. We also changed the cartridge which did not help. Would like some ideas to try
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Ownership: 2-5 years
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asked 10 months ago
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Hi Jason, Thank you for your question. Changing the height of the showerhead by shortening the nipple length should have nothing to do about the leak that has developed. Our advice is to try another cartridge and make sure there is no debris or mineral build up in the valve body. Make sure you use only genuine Delta parts.
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