I recently moved into an older home (1988) and discovered that the hot
water doesn't run in the tub/shower. It runs ok in the sink and also
to the washer that is in that bathroom. I opened the faceplate and
turned the little screws (on/off valve?) but no hot water. When I turn
the knob all the way to hot it seems like its cutting the water off a
little. Could the whole faucet be broken? Or am I overlooking
something? I checked for additional shut-off valves down cellar and
didn't see and additional ones other than the one I turned on for the
hot water for the rest of the bathroom. I'd really like to avoid
calling the plumber on this one if its something I might be able to
As always.......thanks for the input!
Not broken. Probably a pressure balance valve inside is stuck due to
corrosion. Can be repaired without wholesale replacement but needs
Go to Delta's site; they have good repair info:
I just replaced the seals inside my delta faucet,
the faucets are pretty straight forward to work with, and you will have no
problem with them, if you have a basic mechanical understanding,
one thing that I would point out though, is that the replacement cartridge
to fix a number of those faucets runs around 50 buck, while the seals are
I found this link very helpful in my case, not sure if you have the same
faucet or not,
Thanks! That link was very helpful! One more question. I'm feeling
pretty dumb about this question but here goes: When I was checking
shutoffs in the cellar I closed the shutoff for the hot water line to
the bathroom then opened it again. Now there is a leak coming from
that knob. Not a big leak but about a drop now and then. Is there
something I can do to fix this? I obviously shouldn't be monkeying
around with plumbing but I didn't think that opening and closing that
knob would hurt anything!
Thanks in advance!
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