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« on: September 11, 2017, 08:59:38 pm »

Our 10 year old single handle kitchen faucet leaked a little for a few years, right below the handle, but only when running the water.  This year it was a lot worse.  I took the unit apart thinking there was a cartridge to replace, but that was not the case.  So I removed what was there and soaked them in CLR, reassembled, and the leak is gone.  Here is the process, very easy to do.

Tools required....
- pliers
- 3mm allen wrench
- a socket that just fits through the white domed ring (actual size is not of concern)


Remove the handle with the 3mm allen wrench as shown above.

Using your hands alone, unscrew the white metal dome.  If it does not turn by hand, use a socket as large as will fit inside the top and press down hard on the white washer while loosening to relieve the pressure to allow you to loosen it.

Use the pliers, grab the steel stem, and lift out the valve.  A little force is required.

Now you have these items.


Soak the steel ball with stem, black rubber washer, and white plastic washer in CLR for an hour to remove all corrosion.

After they are clean, insert the metal ball making sure the tiny stem on the brass piece goes into the slot in the ball as shown.


Place the black rubber washer over the ball as shown.


Place the white plastic washer aligning the key'd-feature as shown.


Next, slip the socket through the domed white ring and set on top of the assembly as shown.


With the palm of one hand, press down on the assembly inside.  It will feel like a strong spring.  You are compressing the rubber washer and plastic white washer down into the cavity which allows you to hand-tighten the domed white metal ring.  You "MUST" compress with one hand while tightening the white dome with your other hand.

Reassemble the handle with the 3mm allen wrench and it's all done.
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« Reply #1 on: September 13, 2017, 08:16:29 pm »

We haven't had a problem yet with ours,  but glad to see it's an easy remedy if it does.    Well done,  thanks.
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« Reply #2 on: September 28, 2017, 06:01:02 pm »

Thanks for the clear photos and detailed description, Ron. One question: what's CLR?
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« Reply #3 on: September 28, 2017, 06:19:29 pm »

Hi,

CLR is a liquid kitchen household product, sold everywhere, used commonly to clean out the crusties in coffee pots and such.
C is for calcium
L is for lime.
R is for rust.

The product disolves them.
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« Reply #4 on: November 26, 2017, 03:32:15 pm »

I had to go one step further to stop our leak, as it turned out to be the o-rings that the spout swivels on. I got this kit for the repair - https://www.homedepot.com/p/Delta-Repair-Kit-for-Faucets-RP3614/100147397

When at the cleaning stage shown in your second picture, the spout (#4 in diagram below) came off easily by twisting it back and forth and pulling up. This exposed a bunch of crud in the collar area, and two O-rings that were included in the replacement parts kit. (#10 in the diagram below).



Cleaned everything well, reassembled with a thin coat of dielectric grease. Leak free ever since.  ThumbsUp
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