How to repair a Delta single handle tub and shower faucet, once you have removed
the nut. NOTE: If you have not removed the nut,
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|Ok so you
were able to get the nut off of the Delta 622 or other older Delta single handle
tub and shower faucet. If not,
Please go back here With the nut off , the ball and
other parts just pull out then you can just set them on the side, many times a
ball can be cleaned up and re used, but if the ball needs to be replaced, please
use genuine Delta replacement parts, after market parts really suck.
You can buy
kits that have everything you need with out the ball and you can buy kits that
include the ball, sometimes the old ball will look perfect, but will still leak,
if this happens just replace the ball, Note: There are 2 different balls used in
old Delta single handle faucets Please see the following images.
on any image to see a
Please note the thicker shaft, looking at it straight on it has a diamond shape. If your ball looks like this please continue following the instructions on this page. Also if you have a sink faucet with this type of ball, these instructions will work for that too.
Notice that the shaft on this ball is much thinner and round, for instructions on how to repair a shower faucet with this type of Delta ball please see the Delta single handle kitchen faucet repair page, the faucets are exactly the same, except for removing the spout and the diverter fitting.
is what the Delta single handle faucet looks
like when the handle, the nut, the ball and
guides have been removed.
is a close-up of the inside of the Delta 622
single handle tub and shower valve.
Notice the 3 round holes, the top left hole is
the hot water inlet, the top right hole is the
cold water inlet, the hole on the bottom is the
outlet, this allows the water to go to the tub
spout or the shower head. There is nothing in
the bottom hole.
hot and cold water inlets, inside the Delta
shower body, each have a spring and a rubber
seat in them. Remove both of them from the
faucet and throw them away.
is what the spring and rubber seat look like,
notice the mineral deposits on the rubber seat.
The springs get weak and the rubber gets worn,
even if they look good, it's best to replace
you buy the new parts to rebuild this, Delta
single handle tub and shower faucet, you should
also buy some silicone grease to apply to all of
the parts. Please note: I am putting grease on
the new rubber seat, before I put it into the
I failed to show the proper way to install the
new spring in to the inlet holes, the spring has
a wide side and a narrow side, the wide side
goes down touching the bottom of the inlet, the
narrow side touches the inside of the rubber
that I also put grease on the Delta single
handle tub and shower faucet ball, important
note: if possible use genuine Delta replacement
parts when rebuilding your Delta shower valve.
sometimes dambco parts will cause extra
the boot over the Delta faucet ball, it would
not hurt to apply a little grease to it also.
this point you have installed the hot and cold
water springs and seats in to the hot and cold
water inlets, inside the Delta shower valve
body. Now you are going to insert the Delta ball
with the boot and plastic retainer.
note the notch on the right side of the Delta
tub faucet, and notice the little tap on the
plastic Delta retainer, be sure the tab goes
into the notch.
Note: sometimes when putting this assembly into
place, it will push back.
Delta Shower body nut, This nut has a plastic
packing ring, I always grease the threads on the
packing ring and the inside threads of the nut,
and the threads the nut screws onto, on the
is a close look at the old style Delta tub and
shower nut with the plastic packing ring.
is a tricky part, as I said before, the assemble
of the ball, boot and plastic retainer will push
back, this will cause the tab on the plastic
retainer to come out of the notch, be mindful of
this when putting the nut on, you will have to
take your hand off of the assemble to install
the nut, unce you have the nut over the
assembly, you will need to make sure the slot in
the plastic retainer is in a perfect vertical
position, make sure as you tighten the nut, that
the slot stays vertical, and does not move to
The nut has a natural stopping point, do not try
to make it tighter, this wall cause the same
problem as, trying to force a tight nut loose.
the nut on and tightened to it's stopping point,
turn the water back on, before you reinstall the
handle, turn the ball lever to see if water
leaks out of the assembly when the ball is
moved, if so tighten the plastic packing nut,
this will stop it from leaking, don't make it so
tighy, that you can-not move the handle.
Well that's it.
If you need additional help please use the forum