Delta faucets that have two handles are commonly utilized for bathrooms and bathrooms. The handles are typically placed under each hold. These stem-style faucets feature seats and springs. Therefore delta faucets differ from cartridge-style faucets, which don’t have chairs or springs.
Within the body of the faucet beneath each stem is the spring and seat. The handle is attached to the stem and is secured to the body using the bonnet nut. If these kinds of faucets leak, they are usually able to be fixed by replacing the spring and seat made of rubber. If the faucet continues to leak after replacing the springs, or the handle feels stiff when turning the faucet, then the stem might require replacing.
Before we go on to further details on how to fix the delta faucet, Here are a few of the supplies and tools you’ll need for this DIY project. Screwdriver, pliers, a new spring and rubber seat (one to each faucet handle) and plumber’s grease.
Find out where exactly the leak is
To do this, locate the faucet leak and place your finger beneath it to see whether the water is cold or warm. If it is warmer, it is possible to determine that it’s located on the hot part of the tap. However, If it is cold water, then the drip could be located on the cold water side. Sometimes, it could be that both sides leak.
Shut off the water source
Shutoff valves are normally situated under the sink. It could have a lever, knob, or a small handle that resembles a football. To shut off the water supply, you must rotate the handle counterclockwise until it comes to a stop. Then, ensure that the water has been shut off by turning off the faucet that is cold or hot. Certain sinks might lack shutoff valves underneath them. If this is the case, be certain to shut off water to the entire house.
Unscrew the faucet handle
Begin by using a screwdriver to break the handle of your faucet loose by taking off the screw that is on to the upper part of the handle. To access the screw, occasionally, it is necessary to remove the cap that is decorative from the handle’s top. Then, you can remove your handle off the faucet’s stem by raising it straight up.
Remove the bonnet nuts
Make the nut holding it loose. This can be done by rotating it counterclockwise. After that, you can remove the nut completely from the stem.
Take off the stem
Before you take the stem off, make a note of its location, as you’ll put the stem in that exact location for the faucet to function effectively. If you’re not sure, take a picture of the stem and ensure that you have it in the correct position. You can use pliers to take the stem off or push it upwards.
Take off the spring and seat.
Once you’ve removed the stem, find the seat at the lower part inside the housing for your stem. The seat is usually a small black rubber cap that has an opening on the top. Under the seat, you’ll discover the spring. Use a screwdriver small enough to go through the seat’s hole by pulling both pieces and removing the spring and seat. Be sure to take note of the position of the spring inside the ocean, as you will install the new spring in the same location.
Install the spring and seat of your choice.
For the installation of the new spring and seat, Use a screwdriver to help guide the seat and spring into the housing of your stem. Be sure that it is all the way to the end of the hole. Then, you should check whether the seat is put in place correctly.
Install the stem
In order to complete this process, you’ll require some plumber’s grease to cover the O-ring located at the base of the stem. To reinstall the stem, you must align the tabs of the stem to the slots of the housing. Then, push the stem down until it comes to a stop. Then, you can fit the bonnet nut with pliers and secure it correctly. Make sure not to squeeze the nut too tight since it could result in harm to the stem’s housing.
Look for leaks and replace the handle
To check this, turn to the source of your water and look at the faucet’s stem for drips. If there are drips, then tighten the bonnet nut until there are no more drips. Then, place the handle back on the base and lock it appropriately. And you’re done!
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