I installed a new 'kit' on my delta single lever sink faucet.
It had been dripping badly, and the kit fixed it. The kit included a
new ball, new O rings, new springs and gaskets, and a new
large rubber washer that fits under a hard plastic cap which the
main chrome screw cap fits over.
However, when I use the water it leaks badly around the chrome ball
Before I turn off the water [its difficult in this house and hard to
again and dissassemble, does this type of leak indicate an obvious
problem? Do I need to get vice grips and tighten down the chrome ring
[which compresses the large rubber washer] more?
Sounds like something is not seated properly. Be sure the ball is in the
proper position. Going from memory, there is a grove thing that has to sit
in just right.
When you shut the water off, install shut off valves right at the sink to
save problems in the future. Extra work now, much less later.
Yes I got the groove in the ball on the metal tab, that seems to sit
I did notice that the plastic ring that compresses the large rubber
has a little 'tab' on it and it fits into a slot on the threads that
chrome cap screws down onto. But I could not press the washer down
to get the tab into the groove while tighening the ring on the top. The
and the washer under it would turn as I tightened down the chrome cap.
I guess this means that the tab is pressing on top of the threads.
Maybe just taking a penknife and scraping off that tab would allow the
ring to compress the washer better?
Btw, I've got shut off valves under the sink but even with both hands I
the water to stop, so I have to use a main valve which has difficult
Ok, I cut off the little plastic tab so the rubber gasket would fit
and put some teflon tape around the threads, and that seems to have
it for now. Nothing leaking under the sink, so I hope this will work.
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