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I removed the metal and plastic retainers, but I cannot lift the spout off. The faucet leaks at the junction. I have replacement "O" rings but how do I remove the spout from this point?

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    Walter Pretzel Oct 25, 2015

    After removing the metal and plastic retainers, my spout came off just as Dplumber described, I never turned the water off to the faucet, so a little water pressure caused the spout to come off with only a little water on the sink. I couldn't get the Delta parts but 2 generic O rings, 1-1/8 x 7/8 x 1/8 worked fine.

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You are doing a great job so far. The reason for the trouble is that at least on of the O-rings is still in good shape and holding the spout securely. to overcome the O-rings tension you need to rotate the spout back and forth while lifting it straight up. Try not to lean the spout from side to side, you will create for tension. This is not always easy to do, just keep at it. If you turn the water off to the faucet and open the faucet's handle(s), you sometimes get relief from the back-pressure. Remember to lubricate the new O-rings with plumber's waterproof silicone grease before reinstalling.

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How to rebuild a single handle detla faucet.


If you have to draw a diagram of the faucet and how you disassembled it.

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.

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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.

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