Peerless Tub Faucet Leak

Old 07-28-07, 10:43 PM
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Question Peerless Tub Faucet Leak

Hi, I have a Peerless faucet, about 15 years old, single handle - but not the "lever" type. It's just the knob that you push up for on and side to side to adjust the temp. It's dripping, more profusely all the time, not out of the knob, but the faucet itself. I'm kind of afraid to tear into it. I see there are screws on each side of the knob on the big round silver plate, what am I gonna find under there? Or should I pop for a new faucet? I cannot remember a thing about what goes on in the wall back there, I don't want to disassemble it till I know I can fix it, since I only have one bathroom :-) thanks for any and all advice.

Old 07-29-07, 10:11 AM
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Remove cover plate on handle with razor knife if need be.

Unscrew handle.

I don't believe you need to take big chrome plate off.

Use channellocks plier jaws to unscrew that serated round lockdown chrome ring. [Obviously you have to shut off the house water first!!]

Now the stem and pivot ball assembly can be removed.

Underneath you will find two holes that contain rubber cups and springs.

Buy a Delta-Peerless replacement set of cups and springs for like $3-4 at home center or hardware store. They come in a clear plastic box.

Use needlenose pliers if need be to pull them out, and to replace new ones.

Reassemble as you have removed.

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