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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
Gender: Male
Project Type: Replacement
Ownership: < 1 year
Skill Level: Intermediate
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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.
Topics: Care/Maintenance
Age: 65 or over
Gender: Female
Project Type: New
Ownership: 2-5 years
Skill Level: Intermediate
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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1 month, 1 week 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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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.
Topics: Assembly, Care/Maintenance, Purchase
Age: 65 or over
Gender: Male
Project Type: Replacement
Ownership: 6-10 years
Skill Level: Intermediate
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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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How to install part RP3614

Age: 45 to 54
Gender: Female
Project Type: Replacement
Ownership: 6-10 years
Skill Level: Beginner
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Milford, DE, USA
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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.

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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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3 months, 2 weeks ago
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Model 3530-24 have replacement cartridge. Just need instruction.
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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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The old cartridge was very hard to remove.
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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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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.
Topics: Care/Maintenance
Gender: Male
Project Type: New
Ownership: 6-10 years
Skill Level: Intermediate
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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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The plastic cap around the ball is grey and has an orange sliding tab on it.
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Age: 55 to 64
Gender: Male
Project Type: Replacement
Ownership: 2-5 years
Skill Level: Intermediate
9 months ago
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Montgomery, AL, USA
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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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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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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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