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I have a Sgl Lever Kit. Sink Fct. model 63500. I changed the seats & springs. When putting the handle back on the ball stem and tightening the set screw the handle will not come off but spins to the left or right loosely.

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The set screw in the handle is not tight enough. I suggest you remove handle, remove set scew, clean and lube set screw, re install screw and fully run in and out several times. THEN out it back on the faucet ball stem.

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Ball-Type Single Lever Faucets


BALL-TYPE SINGLE-LEVER FAUCETS

  • The single-handle faucet with a ball inside to control both hot and cold water may either leak at the spigot or at the handle. A handle leak is usually caused by improper adjusting-ring tension. Simply adjust the tension to stop the leak. Leaks at the handle can also result from a worn cam gasket. Dripping from the spigot is usually caused by worn spring-loaded, soft rubber seat assemblies.

  • Parts for ball-type faucets are available in kits. Get the spring/seats kit for spigot leaks, or the complete kit for handle leaks. It may be advisable to use the complete kit to replace all working parts of the faucet at the same time. In any case, you'll need a kit containing the spanner/hex wrench for removing the handle (hex end) and turning the adjusting ring (spanner end).

  • Without turning the water off, loosen the handle set screw. Slide the handle from its stem.

  • For a handle leak, try using the spanner wrench to tighten the adjusting collar. Tighten it by turning the wrench and collar clockwise until the faucet doesn't leak when it is turned on and off. If the adjustment is too loose, the faucet will leak. If you turn it too tight, the handle will be hard to move. When the adjusting ring cannot be turned with the wrench, it is corroded. At this point, you will need to remove the cap to free the adjusting ring. (See next step.) You must turn the water off before removing the cap! Apply penetrating oil to the threads, remove the ring and clean all parts before reassembling.

  • Install the seats. For faucet leaks at the spigot, you must install new rubber seats and springs. You must turn off the water to make this repair. Unscrew the chrome cap by turning it counterclockwise. If it won't turn easily, wrap electrical tape around the cap and turn it with pliers. The adjusting ring, which is threaded into the cap's center, will come off with it. For a seats/springs replacement, pull the ball up and out by its stem. The gasketed cam will come with it. Now you can locate the two rubber seats and springs inside the faucet body. Remove them with pliers or yours fingers and install the new ones. The springs go into the holes first, and the cupped sides of the seats fit over the springs.

  • Service the ball. If the ball is dirty or coated with scale, clean it or replace it with a new one. Both plastic and brass balls are available, but use a plastic one if your home has hard water.

  • Reassembly. Put the ball and cam back into the faucet with the slot in the side if the ball fitting over the pin in the faucet body. Then make sure the tab on the cam slips down into the notch in the body. Not aligning the tab and notch is the number one cause for a faucet leaking after it is repaired. Finally, screw on the cap and adjust the ring as described in Step 2. If a properly adjusted ball-type faucet leaks at the cap, the cam and gasket must be replaced.

  • Swing spouts. If a single-lever ball faucet leaks at the base, you should replace the O-rings. Remove the spout-retaining parts, as well as the spout. Wrap the spout-retaining nut with electrical tape to protect it, and remove the nut with a wrench or pliers by turning counterclockwise. Remove the spout by pulling it up and side-to-side. One or more O-rings should now be exposed. Take the O-rings to your hardware or home center store to get matching O-rings for replacement. Clean any scale that appears on the spout base, faucet body, and the inside of the swinging spout. Install the new O-rings and reverse the steps above to reassemble the faucet.

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Why shower head drip when faucet is open half way to mix cold with hot


If its single handle you have a bad ball valve or seals they make kits to replace the ball assembly for single lever showers....... you will need to have the water off for an hour or so to fix this...... shut water off at street or inside the house then remove the handle to shower if acrylic you remove the cap in middle of handle then remove screw then handle comes off once you do that there is usually a crown nut ( chrome doam ) that holds the stem into the body of shower manifold...... take a chanel lock or vice grip put cloth around it to keep from scratching and turn in counter clockwise direction once you remove the crown then the assembly will come out you may have to gerk it by attaching vice grip to stem ( btw always put cloth over drain to prevent you from losing anything...now that its out you have to go to big box store and match up a new ball assembly with seals and spring ( be sure to note if it is moen or whatever but i always take assembly and go .... they sell two kits one a seal and spring replacement and two seal spring and new ball go home take the old seal and spring out feel around with your finger to be sure all is smooth and put new ball in ( these are keyed meaning there is a notch to match up ) make sure ball and collar seats before you put the crown back on and there ya go! good luck

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    • Test the dripping water with your hand to make sure that it is the hot water side that is leaking. Lay a rag over the sink drain to keep parts from falling down it. Locate the hot and cold shutoff valves under the sink and turn the knobs clockwise by hand until they close. If the knobs remain stiff, use a pair of pliers to gently turn them until the knob begins to move, then finish turning by hand.
    • 2
      Pry the decorative cap off the faucet top with a small thin, flat-head screwdriver. Remove the cap that has the "H" letter on it. Depending upon the handle screw configuration, use a flat-head or Phillips-head screwdriver to remove the handle screw. Gently pry up on the handle from all angles and pull it up and off the splines of the stem.
    • 3
      Use a crescent wrench to turn the hot water stem nut counterclockwise until it comes completely off the stem shaft. Wiggle the stem with your fingers and pull it out of the faucet. If the washer on the bottom of the stem is deformed, it indicates the source of the leak. However, remove the old seat from the faucet base with an Allen wrench or a seat removal tool.
    • 4
      Wipe out the inside of the seat housing with a rag. Replace the seat with the new one included in the repair package, using an Allen wrench or seat removal tool.
    • 5
      Place the new hot water stem shaft into the valve seat, and start the stem nut in by hand, turning it clockwise. Finish tightening the stem nut with the crescent wrench, but only to a moderate firmness -- do not over-tighten it. Place the handle back over the stem shaft and tap it down until it seats firmly. Replace the handle screw and tighten it with a screwdriver.
    • 6
      Turn the hot and cold water supply knobs counterclockwise until they are fully open. Turn the hot water faucet knob to the "On" position and check for leaks.

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Delta 476 faucet is leaking. I purchased the proper parts - RP4993 seats and springs and RP25 O-Rings for single handle faucet. Do we need any specific tools? Would you please be very...


http://www.faucetdirect.com/mediabase/specifications/476install_051710.pdf

Here is where to find the manual for your faucet. The only tools you should need are a pair of slip-joint pliars for the main ring and the hex key tool that came with the replacement parts. Remove the handle by loosening the hex screw on the underside. Make sure to turn off the water before you go any further and you will need to turn off both hot and cold.

Remove the dome-shaped cover either by hand or with some pliars.

Pull out the ball with the stem in it and underneath there will be two rubber washers with two springs underneath. Remove the washers and springs and put the new ones in. Put in the new stem (ball with stem) taking care to line up the slot in the side with the nub inside the base. Replace the round washer on top with the triangle hole in it and put the dome shaped cover back on.

Before turning the water on, use the back side of the hex-key tool to tighten the nylon ring that screws down into the dome shaped cover. Put the handle back on and try the faucet, if it moves too hard, loosen the nylon screw a bit, if too loose then tighten it. Once it "feels right" you can reattach the handle and turn the water back on.

I suggest turning on the water slowly and look for leaks. Not as difficult as it sounds.

Feb 24, 2011 | Delta Faucet Plumbing

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Single handle faucet and handle keeps falling open doesnt stay up when turned off?


Sounds like a problem with the spring pressure on the ball or the ball itself. Try removing the handle from the stem. Usually a phillips screw underneath a snap on button in the center of the handle. Remove the screw and wiggle the handle off the stem. There should be a threaded collar on the top of the faucet body which exerts pressure downwards on the ball retainer and the ball itself. Try tightening this collar up "clockwise" a little bit and see if that stiffens the stem up to the point that the handle will stay in position. If this fails install a new rebuild kit. (ball, seats, o rings, and springs). It's helpful to know the faucet manufacturer before you go to the hardware store. Also helpful to have the old parts in hand to match up to the new kit. Note that you may have leftover parts from the kit as they often cover more than one model. You may find exploded parts diagrams on the manufacturers website to assist in disassembly. For example:

http://www.deltafaucet.com/customersupport/troubleshoot/bath-single-handle.html

Be sure to turn both hot and cold water supplies off before disassembly. Also, throw a towel or rag in the bottom of the sink to block the drain opening to prevent losing small parts down the drain. Generally, all you need in the way of tools is a phillips screwdriver and a pair of chanellock pliers. Another rag can be handy for protecting shiny finishes from the teeth on the pliers. If by chance you still have proof and place of original purchase, most modern faucets carry a life time warranty and will be replaced by the manufacturer or at least provide replacement parts free of charge. Though, generally, I find it far easier to replace parts rather than the whole faucet.

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After replacing seats & springs, no water will come out of spout. Sprayer works fine. Put old seats & springs back in & same problem.


need to put in little round ball back.. the right way..make sure ball is in right before putting hold down holding piece w notch in it

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Delta single lever faucet leakingafter bing shut off.


Will need to get delta faucet rebuild kit. Available at home depot, lowes or hardware store. It consists of valve stem seals & springs. The larger kit will contain ball assembly. Turn off water to faucet. Unscrew handle via set screw under plastic cap. Unthread cap over ball assembly. Pry out valve seals & springs. Reverse procedure to install.

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remove handle with allen wrench then unscrew sliver ring that covers ball with stem sticking out you might need a strap wrench if the threads are corroded

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