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delta faucet leaking water

bestdeal 3,973 690 December 9, 2015 at 09:12 AM
Water leak in the ring (see the red arrow, especially when push down the sprout a little), is it repairable?

If so, which parts should I ask Delta to mail me?

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That may be an entire unit that connects to the base there. I'm sure it is just a washer though. Over time that joint will loosen up and this can happen. Best way to find out is to shut off the water and pull out the unit.

It has a nice rustic look, but I have a feeling that you have gotten a few years out of it. It may be good to replace it.
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That may be an entire unit that connects to the base there. I'm sure it is just a washer though. Over time that joint will loosen up and this can happen. Best way to find out is to shut off the water and pull out the unit.

It has a nice rustic look, but I have a feeling that you have gotten a few years out of it. It may be good to replace it.
Thanks.

How do I know which model is this? I don't have the receipt of it.
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It is probably the cartridge inside the faucet. You'll have to remove it to see it. Then bring it to home depot they have a bunch of them in the plumbing department.
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You might be able to take a picture of it and bring it to HD to get a replacement ring/washer but since you have to take it apart to replace it you may as well just bring those pieces in and compare directly. I would go this route rather than contacting Delta IMO.
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Water leak in the ring (see the red arrow, especially when push down the sprout a little), is it repairable?

If so, which parts should I ask Delta to mail me?
The origin of the leak is not at the red arrow.

To me that faucet looks like the Delta Foundations B1310LF $50 at home depot. It is actually not a cartridge based faucet. It's a fairly cheaply made faucet if memory serves.
Here's a part diagram: http://www.homedepot.com/catalog/...e87703.pdf

The model number on delta faucets is usually on the back opposite the spout arm.
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Thanks.

will take a detailed look...
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Thanks.

will take a detailed look...
That may be a different model, I'm not sure the arm is quite right. If you look at the PDF I linked to it shows the location of the model number, with is actually on the back of the escutcheon plate against the counter or sink.
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should have lifetime warranty. call delta and they will ask for a picture of the faucet and send you a brand new one.
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Water leak in the ring (see the red arrow, especially when push down the sprout a little), is it repairable?

If so, which parts should I ask Delta to mail me?
take the handle off..allen set screw
unscrew the round top...channel locks
twist and pull up on spout
there are 2 o-rings under it..
if its old, the o-rings can wear a grove in the spout..need new spout when that happens
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take the handle off..allen set screw
unscrew the round top...channel locks
twist and pull up on spout
there are 2 o-rings under it..
if its old, the o-rings can wear a grove in the spout..need new spout when that happens
I see. I will try that first, thanks.

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should have lifetime warranty. call delta and they will ask for a picture of the faucet and send you a brand new one.
I will try this later.Thanks
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It's probably the type of Delta/Peerless faucet that uses a ball & cup valve, and maybe all you need are a couple of o-rings that go under the barrel of the spout. Just tell Delta that it's leaking near the base.

BTW never admit to Delta that you've ever used any other brand of parts because that voids the warranty. Also for those delrin cups, other brands don't last very long anyway.
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Quote from larrymoencurly View Post :
It's probably the type of Delta/Peerless faucet that uses a ball & cup valve, and maybe all you need are a couple of o-rings that go under the barrel of the spout. Just tell Delta that it's leaking near the base.

BTW never admit to Delta that you've ever used any other brand of parts because that voids the warranty. Also for those delrin cups, other brands don't last very long anyway.
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The origin of the leak is not at the red arrow.

To me that faucet looks like the Delta Foundations B1310LF $50 at home depot. It is actually not a cartridge based faucet. It's a fairly cheaply made faucet if memory serves.
Here's a part diagram: http://www.homedepot.com/catalog/...e87703.pdf

The model number on delta faucets is usually on the back opposite the spout arm.

you need #2, #3 and #4 for this to repair it correctly.

follow stufine steps fro removal and when you take the top dome off you can remove the ball and then the seats and springs are underneath the ball and can be easily replaced.

btw, there's a reason they sell genuine delta repair parts at grocery stores. because delta faucets are the shittiest faucets made.

step up to something that contains a ceramic disc cartridge inside and you'll never have to replace it for leakage.
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btw, there's a reason they sell genuine delta repair parts at grocery stores. because delta faucets are the shittiest faucets made.

step up to something that contains a ceramic disc cartridge inside and you'll never have to replace it for leakage.
Delta sells their lower priced faucets at supermarkets and Walmart, usually under the Peerless brand (also found at plumbing supplies and home centers), but they're not that bad. I've heard people say they prefer the Delta ball valve for water supplies that contain dirt or sand, which can damage ceramic disks if the water isn't filtered. My parents had some of the first consumer ceramic valve faucets, made by American Standard and sold by Montgomery Ward, and they leaked almost as often as old-style faucets with rubber washers. Delta does make some ceramic models, as does Moen, and with Moen I'd prefer ceramic because their regular cylindrical valve tightens up over time, especially the brass valves, which can become very difficult to remove after 5-10 years. Even Moen's plastic cylindrical valves can be hard to remove because the square rubber seals wedge between the inner and outer cylinders.
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