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How to rebuild a single handle delta kitchen faucet.



Step 1- Shut off water supply to your faucet.

Step 2- Use 1/8" allen wrench to remove handle from faucet.

Step 3- Next it has a retaining ring to loosen, they make a little spanner wrench to fit this in all complete rebuid kits. And then you are ready to loosen the collar.
To do this would be best to have a tool to grip the collar and not do damage to it. Some hardware stores carry rubber slip on's to fit on chanel locks pliers to avoid marking. Or if you have access to a strap wrench that will work.

Step 4- After collar removed, remove plastic cap and washer and ball. Seats and springs are located in valve bottom. Remove seats and springs with a small screw driver.

Step 5- Pull up spout to remove it to replace the o ring's on shaft. Also if it has a sprayer the diverter is in the base near the bottom. A little round brass diverter for sprayer.

Step 6-Install o rings for spout on base and diverter for sprayer if it has one. Plumbers grease will make install of spout easier to go back onto base. Now you can reinstall spout back onto base .

Step 7- Install new seat's and spring's with a small screw driver. Line screw driver to port and let spring and washer slide into place and press it gradually into place to seat in.

Step 8- Install new ball and notice that it has a groove in it to line up in valve.

Step 9- Install washer and plastic cap with slot in proper space.

Step 10- Install cap and tighten and adjust retaining ring to tighten up movement from spout from side to side. At this point you can turn water back on to make sure you have no leaks before tighting handle in place.

Step 11- Install handle and you're in business, and have rebuilt your very first faucet with knowledge to tackle the next plumbing project. Take your time and look closely how everything is put together, so you will know how it goes back together.

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how do I change the washer on faucet


1. turn off water under sink 1st both of them
2.remove the handle screw on top or allen screw under bottom of handle pry off
3.crescent wrench unscrew valve remove
4.on bottom of stem unscrew remove washer{replace the "O" ring on the stem while out}
5. put back and turn on water check for leaks,
Hope this helps let me know Mike

Jan 03, 2016 | Globe Union Glacier Bay 8 In Double Handle...

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Dripping bath faucet circa 1985. Can't ID model but appears to have 2 screws holding front of casting to main body for disassembly . Faceplate is square in shape and black in color HELP!


  • 1 Close the hot and cold water valves in the cabinet beneath the sink to shut the water supply off to the bath faucet.
  • 2 Remove the bath faucet's handle to access the valve cartridge. The faucet handle is removed by first detaching the handle's insert cap using the tip of a screwdriver or utility knife to expose the handle screw. Remove the handle screw with a Phillips screwdriver, then pull the handle off the valve cartridge stem.
  • 3 Loosen and remove the cartridge valve nut with an adjustable wrench. Some faucet models retain the valve cartridge with a snap ring and are removed with snap ring pliers.
  • 4 Pull the old valve cartridge out of the bath faucet base, using pliers.
  • 5 Insert the new replacement valve cartridge into the faucet housing and replace the nut or snap ring removed in Step 3, using an adjustable wrench or snap ring pliers.
  • 6 Reinstall the faucet's handle onto the valve cartridge post, then secure the handle's screw, using a screwdriver.
  • 7 Replace the insert cap into the handle to cover the handle's screw hole.
  • 8 Turn on the hot and cold water valves beneath the sink to restore the water supply.
  • Jun 15, 2011 | Kohler Plumbing

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    I want to change the cartridge but am lost as to how the faucet comes apart.


    From www.hamatusa.com
    Turn off water at supply line. Turn and remove top ring. Remove handle. Remove top half of body of faucet. Remove diverter (using large screwdriver) and replace. Replace body handle and ring.

    Let me know if this works or not.
    Gary

    Dec 16, 2010 | Hamat 3-2861ST Everest Pull-Out Kitchen...

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    handle lowers itself


    Remove the handle with an allen wrench. There is a grey retaining ring where the stem is coming out of the housing. Tighten the retaining ring. This will solve your problem. I'm shocked that it's not leaking as well. You might need new washers as well but try tightening the retaining ring first.

    Mar 19, 2009 | Plumbing

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