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Faucet will not pivot

I hope I am not posting this twice... My Delta 470 faucet will no longer pivot right or left. It used to pivot about 45 degrees in either direction. It was installed about 2 years ago by a professional plumber.

Now it seems jammed. I do not think I can remove the cap without damaging the finish of the faucet. It appears to be very tight. And I am a bit concerned about a bunch of loose parts coming out. However, I am pretty handy and can probably get it back together if that is the only solution. Any guidance would be appreciated.

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  • rjqman Jan 31, 2009

    This is exactly what I needed to know. I suspected it, but was not certain, and I did not want to do further damage by forcing something that was not going to give way. I assume the cap unscrews in a conventional direction? I will give it a try. Thanks.

  • rjqman Feb 01, 2009

    Your solution solved my problem. It was a lot easier to turn the faucet cap when I used the rag between the vice-grips and the cap, for some reason. Once loose, I was able to raise the faucet about 1/2 inch without even disconnecting the hose, and I could easily clean out the debris that was preventing rotation. Thanks a lot.



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The cap has to come off. I usually use a channel lock pliers with a thick rag on the chrome cap .After the cap comes off you may have to put some kind of lub in it such as silicone spray lub.  Twist the spout back and forth while raising it up. Yes. I may take quite a bit of strength and many many back and forth motions to come loose. After you have it off you wil see the menerial deposits or damaged o-rings causing the lasck of movement. The o-rings are available at most hardware stores or a plumbing supply store for sure.    If the cap cannot come off w/o damage,would you not be willing to replace it anyway,rather than have it stay stationary?  

Posted on Jan 30, 2009

  • Thomas F. Schneider Jan 31, 2009

    Thank you for the rating..

  • Thomas F. Schneider Feb 01, 2009

    Your welcome Thank you for the excellent rating. I am glad that it worked out for you. 



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