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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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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 2 months, 1 week 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.
Gender: Male
Project Type: New
Ownership: 6-10 years
Skill Level: Intermediate
Topics: Care/Maintenance
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asked 2 months, 4 weeks ago
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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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Dave
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answered 2 months, 4 weeks 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
Topics: Care/Maintenance
asked 3 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 2 months, 4 weeks 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?

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asked 3 months, 1 week 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 3 months, 1 week 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 3 months, 3 weeks 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 3 months, 3 weeks 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 4 months, 1 week ago
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Heath
Iowa
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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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Dave
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answered 4 months, 1 week 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 4 months, 2 weeks 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 4 months, 2 weeks 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
Topics: Care/Maintenance
asked 4 months, 3 weeks ago
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BILL
Godtrey il
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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 4 months, 3 weeks ago
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Hot water will not shutoff completely onB114900 tub facet

Gender: Male
Project Type: New
Ownership: < 1 year
Skill Level: Intermediate
asked 5 months, 1 week ago
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Hammer
Morningview Ky 41063
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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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Dave
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answered 5 months, 1 week ago
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how do i remove spout from kitchen faucey 2457 ?

Topics: Care/Maintenance, Assembly
asked 5 months, 1 week 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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Dave
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answered 5 months, 1 week 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.
Age: 45 to 54
Gender: Male
Project Type: Replacement
Ownership: 6-10 years
Skill Level: Intermediate
Topics: Assembly
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asked 6 months ago
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Minnesota
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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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Dave
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answered 6 months ago
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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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asked 7 months ago
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Tish
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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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Dave
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answered 7 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 8 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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Dave
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answered 8 months 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 8 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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Dave
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answered 8 months 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?
Age: 55 to 64
Gender: Male
Project Type: Replacement
Ownership: 6-10 years
Skill Level: Intermediate
Topics: Performance, Care/Maintenance
asked 8 months 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 8 months ago
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my Delta t17230 shower head is leaking.What could be the cause

Age: 55 to 64
Gender: Male
Project Type: New
Ownership: < 1 year
Skill Level: Intermediate
Topics: Performance
asked 9 months 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 9 months 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 9 months 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 9 months 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?

Thank you very much!

Sky
Age: 55 to 64
Gender: Male
Project Type: Replacement
Ownership: 10+ years
Skill Level: Intermediate
Topics: Care/Maintenance
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asked 10 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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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 10 months 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 10 months 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.
Topics: Performance, Assembly
asked 11 months 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 11 months ago
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