Repair Delta Single-handle Shower Faucet??


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Old 05-31-08, 10:39 AM
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Repair Delta Single-handle Shower Faucet??

The escutcheon plate on this says
Delta Monitor-numbers stamped on plastic is 31125.
This unit drips about every 30 seconds.
How do I take this mother apart w/out destroying it?
What type of washers or gaskets will I find?
thanks....................

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PS: Uncle Sam finally sent me a letter saying I will get stimulus--O JOY...................
 

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Old 05-31-08, 11:55 AM
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After turning the water off to the house (of course), undo the chrome ring and the cartridge will slide out. There are o rings inside that you can replace. You may find a Delta repair kit at a big box or plumbing supply house for that model number. Or take the cartridge with you for an exact match.
 
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Old 05-31-08, 12:29 PM
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Thanks Larry-keep watching those movies.................
I saw a good one--Lions for Lambs, Redford, Streep & Cruise
 
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As far as specifically what is causing your drip....all modern Delta faucets use the same "seat and springs" and worn seats are the cause of the drip.Replacement sets of these are available at any hardware store and I'd stick to the actual Delta brand if at all possible.That said a rebuild of the faucet using a full rebuild kit would not be a bad idea.
 
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Old 05-31-08, 02:56 PM
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Hello, and welcome

OK, here are my thoughts,


The pictures resemble a fairly new tub/shower valve.
If I am correct about the age, to my knowledge, all Delta faucets today have a lifetime warranty against dripping or finish coming off. This means if you go to Deltas web site or look on the box of a new Delta faucet there is an 800 number to call and they will send you the repair parts for free as long as you are the original purchaser. Which of course, I am sure you are.

If I am correct about the model of the cartridge your faucet takes, it is pricey and if you only get a few drips you have time to let Delta send you the free part.

Chandler, around my location, it was hard to find the parts at the big box stores. Had to get the cartridge at supply house. I would go for the free on and have it delivered to my house.
 
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Went to Lowes-told me lifetime warranty-called Delta-new cartridge will arrive w/ in 7 days.
Pulled springs open about 1/16"-leak stopped for now.
They did say flush line for 2 minutes b/4 install.
Thanks all...........................
PS : you are right about price-$40.00 if purchased by second owner.......
 
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@plumbingods
Neither Home Depot nor lowes stocked that cartridge- they
did have one that was identical except it was 3/16" shorter.
If they had that in stock-would they have been so free telling me that it had lifetime warranty???
 
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I replaced a couple for a friend of mine who supplied the parts and I remember that he couldn't get the cart at the big box stores either. I think the part at the supply house for him was $50.00+ . He did not have time to wait for the free parts. Of course he did get a replacement after the fact for free and I think he returned that one to the supply house. He is a contractor, not a plumber, so he would have no use for the extra part.

They have 3 different cartridges that look identical but are slightly different
 
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The 1300 series cartridge needed will be different depending on whether your valve was manufactured before or after mid-2005. I think the gray color is the older one. Hopefully delta asked you the right questions and will send the right one.
 
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Old 06-01-08, 05:20 AM
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Model # & code written on side of cartridge................
I don't think this was her first call on this unit-she was aware immed. that my unit
had the longer legs than the only ones stocked at big box............
 
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Originally Posted by j HOWARD View Post
Model # & code written on side of cartridge................
I don't think this was her first call on this unit-she was aware immed. that my unit
had the longer legs than the only ones stocked at big box............

Cartridge came in today-they sent the correct one-
grey color & all. Cartridge is not leaking at the moment as I pulled the springs 1/16" wider-forcing the rubber cups to
work properly. When springs reset themselves & the leak
resumes- I will install new cartridge.
Thanks to all...............
 
 

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