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How To Replace A Delta Shower Cartridge


Replacing a Delta shower cartridge is a relatively simple DIY project and can be completed in a matter of minutes. There are a few basic steps to take to get the job done. Read on to learn how to replace a Delta shower cartridge.

Before beginning, you'll want to make sure you have the right tools on hand. You'll need a flathead screwdriver and a pair of channel-type pliers. You may also need some plumber's putty and a bucket to catch the water that drains out of the shower as you work. Make sure you have all the necessary tools and supplies before starting.

Once you have the tools and supplies, it's time to start the process. Begin by turning off the water supply to the shower. This can usually be done by turning a valve located near the shower or in the basement. Once the water is shut off, remove the handle from the shower. This can usually be done by unscrewing the handle from the stem of the shower.

Next, remove the retaining clip that holds the cartridge in place. This can usually be done with a flathead screwdriver. Once the retaining clip is removed, carefully pull the cartridge out of the shower. Make sure to keep any parts like seals or O-rings that may have been attached to the cartridge.

Once the cartridge is removed, you can inspect it to determine the cause of the problem. If the cartridge is cracked or broken, it should be replaced. Otherwise, it may be possible to repair the cartridge. If you determine that the cartridge needs to be replaced, you can proceed to the next step.

Now it's time to install the new cartridge. Start by applying a thin layer of plumber's putty to the new cartridge. Then, carefully insert the cartridge into the shower, making sure that all the seals and O-rings are properly in place. Finally, use the channel-type pliers to secure the retaining clip to the cartridge.

Once the cartridge is installed, you can turn the water back on and test the shower. If the water is running properly, you have successfully replaced a Delta shower cartridge. If the water is still not running properly, you may need to adjust the cartridge or check for any other problems.

Replacing a Delta shower cartridge is a straightforward task that can be done by most homeowners. With the right tools and supplies, it should only take a few minutes to complete the job. Once you have the necessary tools and supplies, you can follow the steps outlined above to replace the cartridge and get your shower back up and running.