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Old 01-18-2009, 08:06 AM
 
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My bathroom faucet was dripping. I had my handy Dad look at it over Christmas. It is a Delta faucet with the cartridge system. We called Delta and there is a lifetime warranty on the faucet so they sent a new cartridge. I installed the new spring and cartridge yesterday and now the the handle won't turn off the water (I have it turned off under the sink). Any guesses on what I missed?
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Old 01-18-2009, 10:18 AM
 
Location: New Port Richey
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What model Delta is it.

If it had a ball assembly, springs, and black washers you will need to remove the handle. Inside the cap there is a ring with slots, you will need to turn that clockwise to tighten down cam against ball assembly and springs. Just try above a 1/2 turn at a time. You will be able to test prior to installing the handle.

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Old 01-18-2009, 01:03 PM
 
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What model Delta is it.

If it had a ball assembly, springs, and black washers you will need to remove the handle. Inside the cap there is a ring with slots, you will need to turn that clockwise to tighten down cam against ball assembly and springs. Just try above a 1/2 turn at a time. You will be able to test prior to installing the handle.
I don't know the exact model off hand but it is about 14 years old. The cartridge unit looks somewhat like a spark plug. It has a plastic ring around the middle that drops into the "hole" from the handle. The brass part that is attached to the sink itself has some notches to accept the cartridge. The cartridge is in that properly (the plastic tabs are in the notches). It has a brass fitting that goes over that to hold it in place. Is this what you are talking about?
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Old 01-18-2009, 01:31 PM
 
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Default Is the hot and cold different

I know it sounds weird but some of those the hot and cold replacement cartridge is a different model number of part. They are not interchangeable and it will leak if you get the wrong one in the wrong side.

Did you check for that at the store? Lot of times it is even difficult to tell by looking at them. The display data sheet will list them as different parts.

Can drive you crazy because it seems you have done everything right.

I'm assuming you have a seperate handle for both hot and cold side. If you have it all combined in one, many times it doesn't work because you got the control ball in backwards. The lil holes in the ball have to point in a particular direction.
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Old 01-18-2009, 04:55 PM
 
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I know it sounds weird but some of those the hot and cold replacement cartridge is a different model number of part. They are not interchangeable and it will leak if you get the wrong one in the wrong side.

Did you check for that at the store? Lot of times it is even difficult to tell by looking at them. The display data sheet will list them as different parts.

Can drive you crazy because it seems you have done everything right.

I'm assuming you have a seperate handle for both hot and cold side. If you have it all combined in one, many times it doesn't work because you got the control ball in backwards. The lil holes in the ball have to point in a particular direction.
Ok, I guess I need pictures--I figured it out. I put the rubber seat thing in first and the spring on top of it-I just switched that around and now it works--duh. Thanks for the help.
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Old 01-18-2009, 08:39 PM
 
Location: New Port Richey
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After reading your last post, I see it is a two handle faucet. Glad to see you resolved your issue.
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Old 07-26-2009, 03:27 PM
 
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Default hot water faucet running

My hot water bathroom faucet (hot and cold are seperate) will not turn off.
I cannot leave the house, worried about a flood. what is ithe simple solution?
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Old 07-26-2009, 03:49 PM
 
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My hot water bathroom faucet (hot and cold are seperate) will not turn off.
I cannot leave the house, worried about a flood. what is ithe simple solution?
Turn off the water, take it apart, see what might need to be replaced.

Huge variations in how they are built. In simple situations just the washer needs to be replaced. Others it is some type of cartridge or ball / seals that is washerless. In those cases in helps to take the old one with you to get a replacement, if you don't know the exact model. Just make sure that don't get lost or you can be so SOL.
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Old 07-27-2009, 02:03 PM
 
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Default Is this the kit you got?

https://hdsupplysolutions.com/wcsstore/B2BDirectStorefrontAssetStore/product_images/ThdsMroUs/49/498212.jpg (broken link)

It only goes in one way. You'll notice tabs on the side of the plastic piece and on the ball it has a slot in the side which fits into the tab sticking out in the housing.

Edit: Never mind I see you figured it out. Good going. Just for the future if anyone else sees this thread plumbers grease makes the handle turn easier and it will help prolong the seals on single handle delta faucets.
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Old 07-27-2009, 08:45 PM
 
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It only goes in one way. You'll notice tabs on the side of the plastic piece and on the ball it has a slot in the side which fits into the tab sticking out in the housing.

Edit: Never mind I see you figured it out. Good going. Just for the future if anyone else sees this thread plumbers grease makes the handle turn easier and it will help prolong the seals on single handle delta faucets.
No, the "kit" I got looked like a large spark plug, drop it in an forget it type deal--yes, I got the faucet fixed but thanks for the help.
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