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Fixing Leaky Faucets

January 23, 2012

This video explains how to fix a leaky faucet, in a simple step by step format.

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June 6, 2010

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

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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.

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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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If you have a leaky faucet, you need to fix it right away. Just a little drip can cost a lot on your water bill each month!

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