Delta Series 500 Faucet Repair

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Old 01-22-21, 06:12 AM
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Delta Series 500 Faucet Repair

I'm a pretty good DIY but this is got me crazy. I've replaced the washers, springs and ball in the past with no problem. This time I can't get it to stop leaking from the faucet or it's hard to move. If I tighten the nut its hard to move the handle if I loosen it it leaks out of the threads. What part does the nylon nut with the notches play in the installation. Thanks in advance.
 
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Old 01-22-21, 06:33 AM
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Is this the diamond valve cartridge single handle? If so there are no springs or washers to replace. What is the exact model number you have?
 
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Old 01-22-21, 10:24 AM
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The faucet is from 1990's and no longer made. This is the kit I used and used the short springs which matched the ones I replaced. Thanks again.

Danco 86971 Repair Kit for Delta with Number 212 SS Ball

 
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Old 01-22-21, 10:33 AM
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The faucet style may not be made any more but the internals should be standard fair for the non-diamond 500 series of faucets. It should be a lifetime warranty. DANCO replacement parts or OK, but I would prefer OEM.
Check some of the videos out there.
 
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Old 01-22-21, 10:45 AM
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I did see a number of videos and I tried under lifetime warranty but the answer was only for defects in materials or workmanship and these are normal wear and tear parts. I agree with OEM parts but I've used Danco in the past with no problems. Maybe it's time for a new faucet!!!
 
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Old 01-22-21, 11:41 AM
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WOW!
It was my understanding that DELTA's lifetime warranty covered everything. As far I know that is MOEN's policy.
Can somebody verify what MOEN's warranty policy is?
I've had instances where the operator would deny warranty, but I would call later and get a different operator and warranty was no problem.

PS...I did a little GOOGLing and it appears that the MOEN faucet warranty is a step above DELTA. All parts and finish are covered. No mention of a 5 year limit if you are the original home owner (5 years if through a contractor and commercial use).

Maybe that's why MOEN is the leader.
 
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Old 01-22-21, 11:47 AM
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I've had a problem using the Danco parts. I haven't found them to last very long.
I've also noticed a slight difference in parts.

If you're using that kit with the 212 ball..... your faucet has the round plastic type knob on it.

Delta 500 parts
 
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Old 01-22-21, 04:15 PM
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Yes I have the plastic knob and I did use the RP212 ball.
 
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Old 01-23-21, 01:52 PM
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The Delta's are old junk. Struggled with them for years. Finally bought a different brand for $20 plus and got on with my life.
 
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Old 01-24-21, 06:05 PM
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the MOEN faucet warranty is a step above DELTA. All parts and finish are covered.
I haven't checked warranty coverage for a long time, but I know Moen hasn't always warranted finishes. I remember my sister-in-law complaining about the Moen warranty. I have always preferred Delta and agree with PJ, Danco parts just don't seem to be on PAR with OEM parts.

I paid a pretty good price almost 30 years ago for a Moen tub/shower faucet because I wanted a good one that would last. As I was installing it I found that the arm for the shower head was plastic. The tub spout was also plastic. My local True Value luckily had metal replacements that I bought and installed with a brand new faucet. I wasn't real happy. In that same bath renovation the Moen single handle vanity faucet w/popup drain seemed fine, but wasn't too long till the drain appeared to be rusting. This is in a china vanity bowl, nothing else there to rust.
 
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Old 01-24-21, 09:11 PM
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As I stated in another thread, the days of long lasting items are gone. Today is a disposable society. How do you think a company like MOEN can stay in business if their products never fail? Same with hot water tanks.
 
 

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