How do I remove spout bonnet RP40371 from body RP40370 on a model 187 series faucet?
The tapered profile of the bonnet does not allow for a strap wrench to get purchase on it - as you apply torque it just slides north onto the spout assembly. Alternatively, can I get the spout assembly off of the bonnet to access the o rings without access to the retaining clip, which resides in the bonnet? It seems that if I just whack it northward, I may break the retaining clip, which I can't access at this point.
I just experienced the same frustration with the tapered neck on the bonnet. The solution came from my son when he suggested using duck tape. So I wrapped several 1" strips on the upper part of the neck in order to make it approximately the same diameter as the rest of the bonnet. That gave me enough surface area for the strap wrench to get a good even grip, and after some serious torque the bonnet finally broke free! From there it was all downhill and after replacing the O rings my faucet is now leak free.
Date published: 2017-01-14
Leaking at the base. Is the round base of the part solid at the bottom, or does it have a break between one of the upright arms to allow for install? Mine separates at the base and I can't tell if it is cracked, or supposed to be that way. I'm going to replace the O rings for sure, but would order this if needed.
Hi Robert, Thank you for your question. The RP21463 spout retainer is not solid all the way around the base. The split allows the spout retainer to be opened wide enough for installation or removal. Replacing the o-rings should solve your issue.
Date published: 2016-05-07
Kitchen faucet leak
Model 172 leaks around the base only when the cold water is turned on Could it be the retainer RP21463 or the o-rings
Hi Jim, Thank you for your question. The RP21463 spout retainer should not be an issue with regard to the leak. The RP22934 o-rings would be the part that you will want to replace.
Date published: 2014-10-28
how to remove the delta retainer-spout?
I am trying to fix a leak that happens when the cold water is turned on. The leak isn't as great when the hot/warm water is turned on.
Hi Nick, Thank you for your question. To remove the RP21463 spout retainer you will want to press down on the retainer and slowly pry apart the bottom of the retainer to release the part from the faucet.
Date published: 2017-09-04