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How To Take Apart A Delta Shower Faucet


Are you looking to take apart a Delta shower faucet? Disassembling a Delta shower faucet is a relatively easy process that can be completed in a few steps. This guide will help you take apart a Delta shower faucet accurately and safely.

Before you begin, you should prepare the following tools: a wrench, a flathead screwdriver, a pair of adjustable pliers, and a basin wrench.

Once you have all the necessary tools, you can begin the process.

  • Start by turning off the water supply to the shower faucet. You can do this by turning the knob clockwise until it stops. This will ensure that no water is running out of the faucet while you are taking it apart.
  • Use a wrench to loosen the nuts that secure the handle and the escutcheon plate to the wall. You may need to use a flathead screwdriver to help loosen the nuts.
  • Once the nuts are loose, you can remove the handle and the escutcheon plate. One of the nuts may be difficult to remove, so you may need to use the adjustable pliers to help loosen it.
  • Once the handle and the escutcheon plate are removed, you can use the basin wrench to remove the nuts that secure the valve body to the wall.
  • Once the nuts are removed, you can pull the valve body away from the wall. You may need to use some force to do this, as the valve body may be stuck due to mineral buildup over time.
  • Once the valve body is removed, you can take out the O-rings and other parts of the faucet.
  • Once the O-rings and other parts have been removed, you can use a flathead screwdriver to remove the screws that secure the cartridge to the valve body.
  • Once the screws are removed, you can pull the cartridge out of the valve body.
  • Finally, you can use a flathead screwdriver to remove the valve seats from the valve body.

Once all the parts have been removed, you can clean them and reassemble the faucet. Make sure to follow the steps in reverse order when reassembling the faucet.

Taking apart a Delta shower faucet is not a difficult process. With the right tools and a bit of patience, you can disassemble the faucet safely and accurately. Just remember to turn off the water supply to the faucet before you begin and use the correct tools for each step of the process.