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Hot water will not shutoff completely onB114900 tub facet

Gender: Male
Project Type: New
Ownership: < 1 year
Skill Level: Intermediate
2 days ago
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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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how do i remove spout from kitchen faucey 2457 ?

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3 days 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.
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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.
Topics: Assembly
Age: 45 to 54
Gender: Male
Project Type: Replacement
Ownership: 6-10 years
Skill Level: Intermediate
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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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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...
Topics: Assembly
Age: 35 to 44
Gender: Female
Project Type: Replacement
Ownership: 10+ years
Skill Level: Beginner
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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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2 months, 1 week ago
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Topics: Performance
3 months, 1 week 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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Topics: Care/Maintenance
3 months, 2 weeks 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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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?
Topics: Performance, Care/Maintenance
Age: 55 to 64
Gender: Male
Project Type: Replacement
Ownership: 6-10 years
Skill Level: Intermediate
3 months, 2 weeks ago
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Greenlawn, NY, USA
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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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3 months, 2 weeks ago
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my Delta t17230 shower head is leaking.What could be the cause

Topics: Performance
Age: 55 to 64
Gender: Male
Project Type: New
Ownership: < 1 year
Skill Level: Intermediate
4 months, 1 week ago
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East Rutherford NJ
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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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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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4 months, 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.
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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
Topics: Care/Maintenance
Age: 55 to 64
Gender: Male
Project Type: Replacement
Ownership: 10+ years
Skill Level: Intermediate
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California
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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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