I have a 2-handle tub faucet (Delta H64). Delta two handle mini-widespread lavatory faucet installation guide Thanks so much. Note: The diagram below is a general representation of this faucet type showing common replacement parts. As an FYI, one of my readers (Powell Svendsen) was able to clean the O-rings on the cartridge and eliminate a leak coming from the aerator. Please help! I can’t imagine the life expectancy of a $300 delta faucet is 8 years. Chris, I’ve run into the same issue. I don’t think I’ve ever replaced this stem–only the seat and spring. If the drip persists then you know the cold water side of the faucet is to blame. The spout is a generic model in which the shower diverter is activated by pulling down on the round collar at the end of the spout where the water comes out. I was attempting to fix a constant drip. My delta bathroom faucet hot water does not have a set screw visablel. Thnks, Your email address will not be published. Then, find the solutions to that area below. Keep you boxes and receipts! But of course, you want cartridge installed the right way, too. Don’t be afraid, you can fix this drip. Very easy and you’ll save a call to the plumber. I think we have the wrong size–is that possible? I am having the same issues… cannot get the handle off…. Can you send me a few pics to [email protected]. All the seat surfaces look like they are scarred from bottom of the cartridge. New Year's Day : CLOSED, Experiencing leaks?COMMON REPAIR PART FINDER (A special thanks to Powell Svendsen for pointing out an error on the first version of my flow chart :)). Jeff-I had the exact same issue as Abbey did on 2/14/14-reassembled everything and when I turned the water supply on the cold side was running without turning the handle. One part of it remains above the edge of the hole no matter what I try. Let me know if this helps Tom. An internal contact surface made up of tiny diamonds makes the valve leak-free and extraordinarily durable. Don’t bother grabbing popcorn, it’s only 3 minutes long (tight budget, haha). I too was a little puzzled about the spring/washer (how to set it correctly), but read the comments and saw the answer. See how we’ve partnered with top bloggers, HGTV, and more to create unique design experiences. This would have been a 5 minute fix but… How did you get the spring to stay in the seat ? The Delta Faucet brand delivers well-made, stylish faucets, shower heads and other kitchen and bathroom accessories. In 2005, we had hurricane Katrina,then later years ,Gustavo and recently Issac.It is very difficult to keep all the receipts of the last 4 years and to find the box.So the company refused to give any replacement part, even under 5 year warranty.They quoted my the price for the cartridge at $23.55. Sounds like you reversed the cartridge such that it doesn’t cover up the inlet inside the faucet. However, when we put the lever handles back on and turn on the water, we cannot completely shut off the water using the levers. Moen, Delta, Kohler)? I bet you’ll see the faucet work properly after that . jeff: I have a delta bathroom faucet that has been leaking. If that isn’t a mouthful I really don’t know what is. As promised, here’s the video that walks you through this entire fix but you can also view the pictures below if you prefer that instead. Saturday: 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. EST, Holiday Schedule Delta WaterSense labeled faucets, showers and toilets use at least 20% less water than the industry standard saving you money without compromising performance. When this is done the water will run continually. We have turned it every way–180, 90, 360–but upside down. The bigger ones don’t go in and the smaller ones just slip. The leak is comin from the base of the swivel neck. Check if that’s the case and simple reverse it, 180 degrees . The only downside is you will have to wait for the parts to arrive, but then you get expensive parts like cartridges, for free! Explore innovative solutions and advanced technologies for your home. If so, what’s the fix. There is likely a slot on the faucet base that the cartridge should fit into. Would that have been why all of a sudden it started streaming out? Thanks Alan for your question. I did not even want to enter that bathroom but knew I needed to and the quicker the better.so it was bad. It’s most likely a cartridge being inserted incorrectly. DELTA HELP LINE 1-800-345-3358 Monday - Friday: 8 a.m. - 8 p.m. EST Learn how to change the faucet cartridge in your Delta sink. Is this a cartridge issue but with which handle., HOT or COLD ? I switched the cartridges around every which way imaginable but the water still flows even in the off position. I’ve tighten and loosened the nut but no luck, I replaced the stem with a after market part no luck, it just the hot water side.!! I have 2 sinks with leaky handles, neither one will come off! I followed your directions. Tried WD40 and Liquid Wrench but no luck. Make sure to put the pop-up stopper in the down position so that nothing gets lost down the drain!!! Bummer . Believe it or not there is a proper way to reinstall it and a picture comes in handy. After installing and using DANCO waterproof grease on the O-rings to make it easier to install, the shower faucet is still dripping. * Actual pricing may vary and is determined by the selling retailer/wholesaler/dealer. It is only about three years old. So now what. Sounds like you did it right Joe. Do I have to replace the faucet just to fix a leak?? You’re in the right place. The handles look exactly the same as the sink handles so how hard could it be. The pop-up stopper was always wet which indicated a persistent drip. I have a sneaking suspicion they’ll start leaking again in another week after I flush the faucet/lines/etc. Hey Missy, it sounds like your stem got turned around. As you turn the handle counter clockwise, the water temp goes from cold to warm at one oclock, hottest at twelve oclock and cools off at eleven. Karen, would you mind sending me a picture of your handle? When I look inside the hollow handle, there seems to be some residue – not enough for me to think it would stop the handle going on, though. This is the part when I realized I didn’t and should have put the stopper in. Worry-free drain catch is a simple solution to the common problem of pills, jewelry or other valuables washing down the drain. In addition, your kind, soothing voice gives us confidence that we just might be able to accomplish the task! Lime Away-cool!!! I changed the cartridge but when I really tighten the large nut the water does not run through the faucet. A few days ago, water started dripping steadily from the bathtub spout even with the faucet handle all the way in the off position. PlumbingSupply.com ® is pleased to offer top quality Delta faucets, as well as an extensive selection of Delta repair and replacement parts for kitchen faucets, bathroom faucets, shower valves, tub/shower sets, and more. Hard water residue? I’ve made the same mistake and it just stinks when something wrong happens like in your case. That was not happening before. Yes it does. You’ll have to take a look at the half moon shape on the bottom and make sure it’s lined up over the faucet hole when the handle is in the ‘off’ position. Help! If I had to guess Sara your cartridge configuration is simply off. How’s can I get them out? Redid 3 times and still Continues to DRIP. Beast Local. I see a tool called a cartridge remover or puller but it specifies that it is for Moen cartridges. Thanks. I have picture and image where it is coming from. I shut off the water underneath, took the works apart on that side, got a package of Delta replacement stems, including springs and seals. Any suggestions? Any tips before I have to call a plumber to clean up this “easy fix”? Thanks Jeff. I replaced the right side unit – stem/ball spring and rubber seat. I forgot about the extra insert Duncan. I got the parts but when I went to turn the water back on, it just kept running when the handles were turned off. Is this because I used the cartridge from the cold handle to fix the leak in the hot handle? Let me know if tightening the nut helps or if the cartridge needed to be replaced. But don’t fear this common problem. Instead I just had to buy a new one, thank goodness for PlumbersStock, the online retailer I purchased it from, because I could actually afford it! So the handles were missing the set screws on a American Standard whirltub bathroom tub I was fixing the cabinets below the tub due to water damage. Browse now to customize your kitchen or bathroom. Get DIY project ideas, see how-to videos and find inspirational design articles on our blog. Thanks so much for this well prepared video. We even put the old parts back in thinking it would stop the water and we would have the leak–it didn’t. The new universal handles the homeowner bought just didn’t look quite right but I should have just left them alone as the design allowed this to be as close as I was to get it looking right. Dripping hot water faucet. XO, Sorry to hear that you needed to replace your faucet. If your pressure is over 80 psi then the seats will wear out faster than if the water pressure was less than 80 psi. I found the same cartridge on http://www.ebay.com for $13.00(free shipping). Hi Jeff–I’m REALLY frustrated with my Delta single handle tub faucet (Monitot 13 Series). I love this page, by the way. I have the exact same faucet, and none of my allen wrenches work – none are even close. How do I replace the white plastic nut/retainer around the stem unit? Viewing repair parts for Model #3551LF-SS Two Handle Widespread Bathroom Faucet Delta company wants me to send them the UPC number on the box or a receipt from the store. Any Advice? I like the flow chart the best. Just wanted to get some input on your thoughts Jeff. Thank you for all the information here–this is not a 5 minute job! Our bathtub faucet was leaking this weekend, I went ahead and replaced the stems and all. Now no water will flow out of the faucet. Delta : Two Handle Widespread Bathroom Faucet | 35891LF-SP. Widespread bathroom sink faucets offer a classic look and feature two handles to make it easy to control hot and cold water. The handles on my Roman Tub faucet do not line up. Transparency in Supply Chain Act Disclosure, Everything you need is together in one convenient box, including integrated InnoFlex, Laminar flow lends a beautiful, refined look that complements the design of the faucet, Includes matching finish metal pop-up drain assembly. It also keeps water free of contact with potential metal contaminants. Just finished fixing our Delta bathroom faucet. Can you help me figure out what I did wrong? If you need to replace the cartridge because you had a drip coming from the aerator go ahead and do that now following the tips in my video. Then turn the stem on the cartridge you removed to match that orientation. Then remove the faucet handle body and set it aside. thank you. Really, Delta needs to punish that designer buy sending him/her to every house with a leaky faucet to do the repair. Would that cause a leak under the sink? The nut you’d need to tighten is on the supply. Thanks and keep up the good work as if I had seen your videos prior to this I most likely wouldn’t be writing g you this book. I can’t blame you for being frustrated. I replaced the hot water seals and springs three times but it once again leaks after a day or two. I shut off the water and cleaned it up. Then it stops dripping. You brought up a great point Ira, buy faucets that you know have repair kits. Tighten the nut by 1/4 to 1/2 turn clockwise that holds the stem in place. I’m pulling hard enough to break something and it just won’t come off. Specifically a leaky Delta faucet? No Allen wrench screw Now the bonnet won’t budge. I replaced the seats, springs, and cartridges in my bathroom delta sink which had a leak. Question: I bought a new Delta RP1991 assembly along with the seat and springs (my house is over 30 years old, thought I would replace everything) and as far as I could tell it was identical to the old one. The apartment plumbing is so old and rotten that turning the under-sink valves all the way off still leaves a trickle flow into the seat where the seal/spring/stem goes. I took it apart twice now and I can’t figure out what is wrong. I fixed the leak but my handl turns backwards instead of forwards. The universal one doesn’t have metal on the bottom like the original Peerless one. Before you do anything make sure the water is turned off to faucet. Also I used a universal stem …for several different faucets….should I stick with a Peerless stem? Can this be fixed or is it the nature of this design? If you have any questions on other stuff just let me know. I emailed you a picture of the hard-to-describe new leak from underneath. It was so easy to fix our drippy Delta faucet with this video! Nice touch to release stress. I wanted to mention that the replacement cartridge comes with an extra plastic ‘tooth’. Yah, that’s right. I slooshed it out as best I could, fitted the seal&spring, then put in a new stem. I did not understand it’s use until I realized that in order to get the two faucets to rotate in the correct opposite directions, one had to add a plastic tooth to one of the cartridges (look carefully at the leaking one to see where you need to add that tooth in). If you didn’t tighten the nut enough that holds the stem in place then water will leak from under the handle. Not sure if I don’t have the spring and washer all the way down? What was I waiting for. Hope this helps. So here I am mopping up my mess and I find the spring but no seat which suddenly I realize what I saw in the tub. Whether you need a shower valve escutcheon, seals and springs for your kitchen faucet, or just some replacement screws, we've got just what you're looking for. I have used WD 40 and tried prying with a screwdriver but they won’t come off. I wasn’t sure if this was something that might work itself out or not, so I kept the old assembly (which was in good shape and turns smoothly). I was in a hurry and didn’t pay attention as I was dissembling mine and was miffed as to which way the spring went into the seat. Glad it was helpful Leida. They recommended seat and springs. I replaced the valve body (Delta RP25513) and the rubber seat and spring. One way to see if the cartridge is in the right way is to remove the other handle and compare the setup. What am I doing wrong? Can’t get any of the ones I’ve tried so far to work. I am hoping to replace the cartridge to stop the leak…..thank you jeff….:). I place the Allen wrench in the sink housing and slide the seat/spring into the hole. If you’d like you can take a picture of both stems and I’d be happy to look at them. Hey Mike- I had the same problem. I wonder if I’ve put something back in wrong or perhaps I need a new stem. Christmas Day: CLOSED The inside is clean as can be, no deposits what so ever and I make sure that during installation every thing is perfectly clean and percise. Is there a trick? And take a picture of the stem unit before you remove it … I’m trying to replace the stems in my delta kitchen faucet, the springs are stuck! Any tips for making this easier? Any advice before I replaced the Delta faucet. Designed to be integral to both your bathroom’s everyday use and personalized style, Stryke's robust design breathes intrigue into any space in your home. Anyway, great job. I’m facing the same issue. I have a delta single handle bath faucet that is 6 years old. I also see some water appearing under the faucet handle base when I turn on the water. Viewing repair parts for Model #3555-212 Two Handle Widespread Lavatory Faucet By that I mean the tapered end faces upward. I have a Peerless bathroom faucet currently installed…I tried fixing it but I was unable to do so! Or it might just get lost during the repair process. I’m sure your gonna only have one solution and that’s replace tub faucet but I. Either way, I hope this helps you . Hmmm, was your cartridge exactly the same as the one in the post Stephanie? I wasn’t sure if I needed new rough in cartridges or not so contacted Delta. We are currently experiencing a higher than normal call volume. Please let me know if you have seats and springs because I’d like to help you figure out this problem. The orientation of the valve body is set by the 2 locating tabs so I wonder if the locating tabs and the ports in the bottom of the valve could somehow be misaligned? Now I have a leak and steady stream of hot water unless I turn the water off behind the sink. I cannot do this to save my life. Delta® faucets with DIAMOND™ Seal Technology perform like new for life with a patented design which reduces leak points, is less hassle to install and lasts twice as long as the industry standard. 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