Single Handle Pull-Down Kitchen Faucet

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978-AR-DST is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 69.
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  • 2-hole installation
  • Delta MagnaTite Docking holds spray wand firmly in place
  • Backed by Delta Faucet's Lifetime Limited Warranty
  • No-Lead Compliant
Finish: Arctic Stainless
List Price*: $526.80
Base Parts
List Price*: $526.80
  • MagnaTite® Docking uses a powerful integrated magnet to snap your faucet spray wand precisely into place and hold it there so it stays docked when not in use and doesn’t droop over time
  • ShieldSpray Technology powers off the mess without making a mess
  • Concentrated stream cuts through messes and innovative water shield reduces splatter
  • Soft, rubber Touch-Clean® spray holes allow you to easily wipe away calcium and lime build-up with the touch of a finger
  • DIAMOND Seal Technology is less hassle to install and helps your faucet perform like new for life, reducing leak points and lasting twice as long as the industry standard
  • Everything you need is together in one convenient box, including integrated InnoFlex® PEX supply lines
  • Includes coordinating soap dispenser
  • 2 or 3-hole 4" installation
  • Escutcheon not included
  • ADA Compliant
  • High-arc pull-down swivels 360degrees
  • 59 in. long hose provides outstanding reach


Special Features

Installation Information

2 or 3-hole 4" installation

  • Flow Rate: 1.80 gpm @ 60 psi, 6.8 L/min @ 414 kPa
  • Spout Height: 14-1/4"
  • Spout Length: 9-3/16"
  • Deck to Outlet: 7-1/8"
  • Fittings Type: 3/8" compression fittings
  • Deck Thickness: 2.5"
  • Supply Lines: Included InnoFlex® Pex-C Supply Lines
  • Valve Type: DIAMOND Seal Valve
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Nice Faucet with Separate Handle Have just installed this faucet and it is working well. One curious thing is that the handle moves very little between hot and cold - almost not at all. This means you need a fine touch to select temps between all-hot and all-cold. However, it doesn't seem to be much of a problem and something we'll definitely get used to pretty quickly. Also, if the spray is selected and then you turn the water off, it will come back on as a spray. My prior faucet didn't do this, when it turned back on it was full-stream. I preferred the full-stream deal, but that's just a personal choice I expect. Appears to be heavy-duty and the finish is very nice. To be perfectly frank, we ordered this because it was pretty much the only one we could find where the handle is not part of the faucet. We have granite counter tops and have 3 holes which were used for faucet, handle and soap dispenser. That's the type of replacement we wanted so we wouldn't have a random hole we had to plug, which totally changes the nice finished look of a granite counter top. Based on my online research, this is a common complaint and concern for people replacing a faucet. I can't imagine why the heck manufacturers don't provide that option anymore. Time will tell if this is a durable item, I have no comments on that at this point. My prior Moen lasted almost 10 years and I'm hoping to get at least that much out of this one.
Date published: 2018-05-27
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Handle needs improvement We wanted to love this faucet. Beautiful design; love the looks. We bought this faucet because we wanted a separate handle from the faucet itself. The handle on this faucet is EXTREMELY difficult to control the water temp. It is so touchy that it’s almost impossible to not get very hot or ice cold. This doesn’t bode well when trying to bath our newborn child under it. Had to bath in tub instead because I was so scared I would burn him. [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]
Date published: 2018-03-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Stylish and practical I bought this facet a couple months ago and love it. I really like the movable sprayer which my old facet did not have. And the finish is much nicer then the shiny chrome.
Date published: 2017-08-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Workhorse We've had this faucet for over 15 years and have only had to replace the cartridge twice. We even used it again when we got new countertops. This has been a great faucet while raising a family of four kids through teens into adulthood and now grandkids. I found it online again as I'm recommending it to my sister for their replacement.
Date published: 2017-07-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fit and finish of the product is excellent; compliments our granite counter tops; blends in perfectly with our custom made oak cabinets. The weight and hand of the product conveys confidence when you use it. You KNOW that the faucet will turn on and off correctly.
Date published: 2017-04-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Superior quality and functionality This faucet has a beautiful finish and look. Installation was very easy. Delta faucets are recommended by plumbers due to their functionality and warranty. We were afraid we couldn't find a replacement because the house we bought was 7 years old. The previous owners removed the flow restrictor and voided the warranty so we had to replace the faucet at our expense. It's nice to know Delta keeps their product line running for a long time.
Date published: 2016-09-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Functional and really pretty Love the look and functionality
Date published: 2016-09-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent! I replaced a Kohler faucet with this Delta 978-DST. I'm very satisfied. I bought the faucet through a plumbing service company, which also did the installation. I could have installed it myself, but the plumber did it in maybe one-third the time and pointed out things that I might have missed - e.g, greasing all threaded parts, how to remove and clean the aerator (which takes a special wrench that is supplied), how to replace the valve cartridge, and basically how the whole faucet goes together. Plus, I hate lying on my back under a sink. There was an earlier comment that rinsing dishes with the sprayer would cause you to get sprayed, too. Just reduce the flow setting on the control lever, and you will stay dry. The pull-down sprayer is the cat's meow. The sprayer that came with our Kohler (6 years ago) was almost unusable - it wouldn't retract and the hose below the sink would tangle up. (Probably the newer Kohler models are improved?)
Date published: 2016-08-22
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I would like to take off the faucet head because it has begun to spray - I assume build up is inside the head. I see the little piece you can push in but it doesn't want to come apart from the hose easily. Is there a trick to take the head off?

Asked by: Christy
Hello Chritsy, Thank you for your inquiry! The wand/sprayer assembly of the Delta Leland Pull-Down Kitchen 978-AR-DST faucet, an be remove by simply unscrewing it from the end of the hose assembly. This should be done by hand only. Best regards, Tanya
Answered by: Delta Faucet
Date published: 2018-08-13

Difference in finishes

What is the difference between your arctic stainless finish and your stainless finish? Does one match stainless steel appliances better than the other?
Asked by: cagriffie
Thank you for your question. Delta Faucet Artic Stainless finish has a bluish tint to it and does more closely resemble the stainless steel appliances that are out in the market today. Delta Faucet Stainless Steel finish has a more gold finish to it and is used in the bathroom to match the gold toned finishes there.
Answered by: Delta
Date published: 2013-10-22

what does the 978 AR DST means? There were several different number symbols for the Leland style. What is the difference?

what does the professional version mean. Why does it cost more.? What is the difference? Try to make an educated purchase for a new kitchen faucets. Plumber will install. I must make the purchase.
Asked by: Washington
Dear Washington. Thank you for your question. The Delta Leland Pull-Down kitchen model 978 (model style)- AR (Finish/color)- DST (Diamond Seal Technology). Delta Faucet Company’s DIAMOND Seal Technology is an exclusive new water delivery system that eliminates water’s contact with potential metal contaminants once water is inside the faucet. Pricing is based on several things such as model style, finish, any extra accessories that maybe offered with it, etc. Best regards, Tanya
Answered by: Tanya
Date published: 2016-10-18

Does the RP53998 2.2gpm aerator fit this faucet?

An answer for the very similar 9178-RB-DST said "The model 9178-RB-DST comes with an aerator with a flow rate of 1.8 gpm. You can order RP53998 which is a 2.2 gpm aerator to raise the flow rate for this particular model." http://www.deltafaucet.com/kitchen/details/9178-rb-dst.html#/?tab=ask_answer Will the RP53998 aerator fit the 978-AR-DST ? Thanks!
Asked by: Ted
Hi Ted, Thank you for your question. The RP53998 aerator will fit the model 978-AR-DST faucet. Thanks, Dave
Answered by: DeltaFaucet2
Date published: 2015-03-23

Using the sprayer

When using the sprayer is there any side splatter or does the spray pretty much stay confined to the nozzle direction?
Asked by: WayneP
Thank you for your question, Wayne. The water should stay within a narrow cone while in the spray setting. Please refer to the product photos to see an image of the spray pattern. The pull-down wand has TouchClean spray holes that allow you to easily wipe away any mineral buildup that can cause errant sprays. Best regards, Jon
Answered by: DeltaFaucet3
Date published: 2017-02-02

Faucet head sold separately?

I own this model, and after years of use, the faucet head needs to be replaced. Can I purchase a faucet head separately?
Asked by: LMD1
Hi, Lisa! Thank you for your question. The sprayer assembly is available separately. The sprayer assembly is RP51480AR. here is a link to the sprayer: https://www.deltafaucet.com/parts-product-detail?modelNumber=RP51480AR Best Regards, Rosanna
Answered by: Rosanna
Date published: 2017-11-20

What is the difference between 978-AR-DST and 978-ARWE-DST (I cannot find out what the WE stands for)

Asked by: Debbie
Thank you for your question, Debbie! The suffix "WE" stands for water efficient which means this model is capable of producing 1.50 gpm @ 60 psi versus the standard 1.80 gpm @ 60 psi of model 978-AR-DST. https://www.deltafaucet.com/product-comparison?modelNumber=978-AR-DST&modelNumber=978-ARWE-DST Best regards, Edward
Answered by: Delta Faucet
Date published: 2018-11-20

I have granite countertops with two existing holes. One hole is only 1.375" dia. Is this large enough for the handle?

Asked by: Jerry
Hi Jerry, Thank you for your question! Below is the link technical specification sheet for the model 978-DST which will provide the information you are looking for. http://www.deltafaucet.com/customersupport/documentation/978-dst.html?document=ts&fromDetailArea=kitchen&documentIndex=0#flashWrapper Best regards, Brandis
Answered by: DeltaFaucet7
Date published: 2016-04-01
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