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


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, 2010

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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