Fixing Leaky Faucets

My bath faucet is a Delta with only one knob to turn hot and cold. The faucet is leaking very badly and it only gets worse day by day. I have taken the knob completely apart and replaced it hoping it would stop, but it hasn't. Anybody have any advice? Thanks in advance!

By Ginn from Tuscaloosa, AL

June 7, 20100 found this helpful
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Somewhere on the handle, maybe in the back, there should be a plug button. Remove the button and there should be a set screw that is removed with an allen wrench. Remove the handle and bonnet, if there is a bonnet, and tighten the big nut. That should stop the leak. I don't believe there is a O ring to replace.

You could also contact Delta with an e-mail for further advise.

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June 8, 20100 found this helpful
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It's possible that it's as simple as replacing a little rubber gasket (at least on some faucet models and maybe all?). Take the faucet apart and see if the gasket looks worn/cracked/split or not. If so, it's so easy to replace for a dollar or less from your hardware store :-)

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June 6, 20100 found this helpful

This won't fix it at all But to get rid of the horrible drpping sound until you do:

Tie a string around the faucet and let it hang down into the drain. The water will slide down the string quietly and you get some sleep! But don't let the silence make you forget to get this expensive leak fixed

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