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How to Repair a Delta Single Handle Bath Faucet Page 3
||This is what the faucet looks like
with the seats and springs removed.
||This is the content of the delta kit
I purchased to repair this faucet, This
repair kit came with parts I do not
need, but I will use them on another
faucet, all I really needed was the 2
new springs, and the 2 new seats, the
black rubber boot and the white plastic
||The Delta ball RP212F Is sold
separately, you may not need to replace
the Delta ball, but I like to replace
everything the first time to prevent
doing it twice.
||I always use plumbers grease on all
the faucet parts and threads.
||I place a small amount of plumbers
grease on the surface of the black
rubber seat, You may think it is a
washer, but Delta faucets are washer
less, so it is a seat.
||The spring, is cone
shaped, it's very important that you
install it correctly, The smaller
diameter goes inside the black rubber
seat and the larger diameter goes into
the faucet body.
||Now place the seat and spring into
the faucet body one on the left and one
on the right, make sure the seat and
spring are set evenly in the faucet
body, if you push in on the seat you
should feel it push back a little when
you release your finger from it.
||Now you need to get the ball ready,
I put a small coating of plumbers grease
on the ball.
||Then I put a small amount of
plumbers grease on the inside of the
black rubber boot, and place the boot
over the ball.
||This is what the ball
looks like with the boot on it.
||Now you need to place the white
plastic fitting on top of the black
||This is what it looks like when it
is ready to install in to the faucet
||Press the Delta ball assembly into
the faucet body making sure the little
tab lines up with and goes into the
little notch in toe faucet body.
||Now this is a little tricky, you
need to let the Delta ball assembly go
to put the nut back on (by the way I put
a little plumbers grease on the threads
inside the nut and on the faucet body)
and the assembly likes to come up, and
the tab comes out of the notch, then
when you put the nut over it you can not
see it any more. just push in back down
from inside the hole in the top of the
nut, if it turns when you tighten the
nut the tab is not inside the notch,
line it back up and press harder.
||Then tighten the nut,
it has a natural stopping point, don't
go he man or she woman on it.
||Just replace the handle and the
cover and turn the water back on. test
for leaks and that the handle moves
||Put the cap back on the handle and
check any valve you touched for new
leaks. now you are done. You just did it
yourself with my help.