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In my case the rotating part of the faucet was connected with a hex nut. Removing the hex nut then gave me easier access to the part of the faucet where the hose was stuck. I bent a wire hanger, jammed it in and pushed the hose back out where it was supposed to be.

Delta Faucet... | Answered on Mar 25, 2019


remove the handle that turns water on and off , usually an allen wrench lift and swing back and forth at the same time. the spigot should come off. replace o rings lubricate with silicone grease reinstall spigot and handle

Delta Faucet... | Answered on Nov 16, 2017


It sounds like the cartridge is going or is possibly loose, If you take the handle off you can try to GENTLY tighten the cartridge and see if that fixes the leak. You don't have to tighten it a lot to see if it will stop; if you over tighten you can cause the housing to split and you don't want to strip the cartridge head because you may have to remove it. Use a proper set of channel locks and apply some gentle pressure if it turns and the leak stops, great! if it doesn't then the cartridge has failed and needs replacing. Your Delta faucet is covered by a limited lifetime warranty so the part should be free. Here is the warranty and the contact information to order one.
https://www.faucetdirect.com/index.cfm?page=product:warrantyPopup&uniqueId=2417692
If you are not comfortable dealing with plumbing issues I would highly recommend calling a licenced plumber. The part is free so its simply the plumbers time.
Good luck.

Delta Faucet... | Answered on Oct 18, 2017


sounds like you need to replace the valve seats. if you shut the water off and remove the handles you will see the valves. you have to remove them and under that you should see these little black things. they come out but have springs under them so be careful. the black things are the valve seats. i would start by replacing them

Delta Faucet... | Answered on Oct 08, 2017


Solution 1 from Rico did work but it required the use of pliers in each hand to apply enough pressure to hold the top part in place and to pull on the bottom part down. It took several attempts but it came apart.

Delta Faucet... | Answered on Oct 15, 2016


If you are talking about the aerator at the end of the spout,take a pair of pliers and a rag put the rag on the aerator and turn counter clockwise(take care to make sure rag is covering all the area and that should help you get it off.If you plan on replaceing aerator which is about $6 just take the pliers and take it off.

Delta Faucet... | Answered on Apr 27, 2016


What is the model number of the faucet? There was no attached pictures to this submission.

Delta Faucet... | Answered on Feb 28, 2016


It could be one of two problems, one simple, one serious.
  • Easy fix
  1. Turn off hot water angle stop under sink to faucet.
  2. Remove supply line from hot angle stop.
  3. Place end of supply line in a small bucket to catch some water.
  4. Turn on cold water for a couple of seconds and backflush debris from faucet.
  5. Reconnect supply line.
  6. Turn on angle stop and test
  • Complex fix
If you have steel pipes you may be experiencing reduced flow due to corrosion in your pipes. Reduced hot water pressure in the kitchen faucet is usually the first sign since this is the faucet that is most used in the home.

Repiping is a job for a professional. Another symptom you may need a repipe is orange colored or rusty water.

Delta Faucet... | Answered on Jan 26, 2016


You have to buy a Genuine Delta Part because Delta uses a proprietary quck connect fitting at the end of the hose.

Delta Faucet... | Answered on Oct 23, 2015


Sounds like a bad gasket in your handle so when you turn the water off its not sealing all the way.

Delta Faucet... | Answered on Apr 07, 2015


It sounds like your spout supply nipple has sprung a leak. There isn't much of any other way water can flow between your spout and tile wall. It's pretty important that you don't use the fixture until the problem is fixed. Because the water coming out that you see is also probably flowing into the wall and causing water damage and MOLD. You need to remove the spout and replace the nipple that is supplying the water to the spout. There could be a defect in your spout too, but likelihood of that is less than your nipple threads giving in to some electrolysis from the bronze/copper in the spout or somewhere in your water system. To prevent it from occurring again, use a brass nipple to replace the galvanized nipple in it now. Red brass, no yellow brass. Good luck with your problem and always know where and how to turn your water off to your house before attempting a plumbing repair.. Most spouts screw off. Counter clockwise, use a pair of channel locks by inserting the rubber coated handle into the opening on the spout then using the leverage of the channel locks to unscrew the spout off of the wall. It is not a repair that requires to have the water off to your home before attempting to repair. It only emits water when the tub valve is turned on. If it doesn't unscrew, twist it until the under side is up and you will see a slot where you can insert an allen wrench to loosen it and then slide off. Inspect the spout while it is in your hands to see if it is damaged of if the nipple sticking out is damaged. one of the two must be, because water flowing from behind the spout is definitely not normal and definitely something you need to fix right away, before your wall and floor behind your tub are damaged or start to grow mold.

Delta Faucet... | Answered on Mar 26, 2015


Even if you unscrew your diverter, there isn't anything you can do to make it perform any better. It's best to replace your tub spout/diverter combo. I imagine your getting water out of the spout when in shower mode......they do wear out when used a lot. If you decide to change your spout, write back and I can guide you through the process of ID and removal/replacement procedure. But if your not a pretty good handy person, call your plumber to do it 4 u. He would appreciate your business. Good luck with your problem and always know where and how to turn your house water supply off before attempting a plumbing repair. :-)

Delta Faucet... | Answered on Mar 26, 2015


Your description is too short of needed facts surrounding your problem. You need to ask yourself.....self, has there been any thing that could have effected plumbing? Did my water pressure suddenly drop? Did someone just do some work on my water piping? Is my water pipe under the house? Have I smelled any musty smells recently? If it is only the hot water....check the shut off valve on your water heater to make sure it is all the way open. Are any other faucets affected? or just the hot on your tub? If your Delta tub valve is the older type....usually installed in the 70's or 80's, the old type that has a stainless ball that operates by moving the handle up then twisting the handle right or left to get more mix of either hot or cold water? Because if it is that old version, they are notorious for symptoms just like yours. When the inner parts become old and loose, the ball inside the valve won't rotate all the way to allow hot water to flow freely through the port in the ball because it will no longer turn to the point where the ball port and the supply port match up. If you have this old valve, it is very rebuild-able, but if your a novice, do some research before tackling it yourself. It's rebuild-able.....but a little on the difficult side. If you have under floor water piping, and have access to your under floor, take a look and see if there might be a water leak. And last thing is to disassemble your valve and check it for obstruction. It's not uncommon for debris from your water heater to be picked up by the flow of water through the tank then being lodged in the smallest port on the most demanding fixture in your home. Which is the tub or shower valves. Again, not an easy peasy task to perform, so if your a newby, study real hard before you attempt to disassemble your tub or shower valves, that means get a positive ID on your valve and download a parts break down picture to study all about it. What parts are interchangeable and where you can get the part. It would help your cause and prevent us, the answer guru's, from pecking our finger tips into oblivion typing novel like answers to questions, if you would give a better description of your situation. Because the answer to your simple stated problem is impossible to pin point in it's current condition of lacking substance. I say this in all kindness, so don't think I'm being rude, I just trying to help you get your problem fixed. If your out of your league all together, my fellow Plumbers would like for me to endorse your hire of one of us to fix you up. We can always use the work. Good luck with solving your problem, remember that you should always know where and how to turn your water off to your home before attempting a plumbing repair, and always make sure to turn your house water off before proceeding to disassemble your tub or shower valves. Both of these valves are hard piped and do not have a way to be shut off ....like your faucets can be shut off under the counters. :-)

Delta Faucet... | Answered on Mar 26, 2015


Single lever faucets can turn off a water supply instantly. Try slowing down your handle motions when operating your faucet.
Water hammer can cause damage to your water supply system and attached equipment...namely...your water heater tank.
If your water piping is easily accessed....you can use pieces of carpet cut into 4 inch squares to isolate the pipe from the wood joists, then use a J hook or wire hook to secure the pipe and isolation material (carpet). If you have copper tubing be sure to use plastic coated J hooks or wire hooks. Good luck and always know how/where to turn your water off before working on your plumbing.
ps if the hammering becomes a continuous fluttering hammer when you slow your handle motion....you need to tighten your crown adjustment nut located under your handle....most new faucets come with a tool that has an Allen wrench on one side to tighten the handle hold down screw...and the opposite side will have a fork like tool that is specifically used to adjust the crown adjustment nut. The nut is usually white plastic and has two notches in the top that fit the fork like tool. Turn clockwise slightly...then test...repeat until fluttering hammer is gone.

Delta Faucet... | Answered on Mar 13, 2015

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