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The Delta Old Style Single Handle Tub And Shower faucet.

How to repair the Delta older type tub and/or shower valve, what to do and, very important, WHAT NOT!!! TO DO.



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This is the Delta 622 single handle tub and or shower faucet.
This faucet does not have any type of scald guard protection or balance control protection,
It would not be legal to install this faucet in a new home with the current safety codes.
This is a simple faucet to repair as long as the nut is not stuck.
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This is all you need to repair the Delta 622 Tub and Shower Faucet. I recommend replacing the ball seen in the above image, remember you can click on any image to see a larger image. The red tin is plumbers grease, do not use any other type of grease on any plumbing fixture. next to the grease is a repair kit for the faucet. 
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First things first, TURN OFF THE MAIN WATER VALVE. then if possible open a faucet at a lower elevation to keep water that may get past the valve from leaking out of this faucet when you are repairing it. Then remove the button.
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As you can see there is a screw behind the button this screw holds the handle on.



Use a Philips screwdriver to remove the screw, the handle should just pull off.



This is what it looks like with the handle removed, note that it is not necessary to remove the chrome back plate to repair this faucet.
This is a very important part of the repair, test to see how tight the nut is on the faucet. the nut needs to turn counter clockwise, STOP !!! Use minimum pressure to loosen this nut, if it does not feel like it will move with minimum pressure, STOP. Read the following so it will not happen to you.;
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