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what causes a delta shower faucet to leak?

what causes a delta shower faucet to leak?

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Posted 2013-09-02T14:47:26+0000  by 3cowboys 3cowboys

Hi 3 cowboys,


Delta shower valve leaks are caused by defective seats and springs on older models, or a defective ceramic disk cartridge on the newer models.


To repair the older models the seats and springs must be replaced, on the newer models the cartridge must be replaced.


To repair your shower valve, shut off the water supply, remove the handle, ball type faucets have a collar which unscrews to reveal the ball, springs and seats. Remove the ball, springs and seats.


Cartridge type valves have screws retaining the cartridge, remove the screws and take the cartridge out.



Take the defective parts to your local Home Depot. Our plumbing associates will assist you in selecting the appropriate repair parts.



Posted 2013-09-05T21:28:34+0000  by Mike_HD_OC
hello Mike, how do I remove the collar, it's pretty tight. there is some knurl on the collar but can't remove by hand. pipe wrench? i am afraid that I'll damage the valve or the pipes connecting to it. thanks
Posted 2015-01-27T04:37:27+0000  by spinach
Hi Spinach,

Mike is away for a day,

When removing the collar, think "righty tighty, lefty loosey."

The pipe wrench is a good idea.

However, on polished metal finishes I prefer a strap wrench.

Posted 2015-09-01T19:37:32+0000  by Pat_HD_ATL
In another thread, we discuss repairing Delta Valve Seats and Springs.

Click the link to read how to stop a faucet leak.

Posted 2015-12-15T23:40:04+0000  by Pat_HD_ATL
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