Delta Monitor shower faucet repair can be very difficult if you have never worked with a Delta Monitor faucet before. The Delta Monitor series leaves many do-it-yourselfers frustrated because the assembly of the handle can be difficult to remove. This difficulity is either because the parts have “fused” together because of mineral deposits and water leaks or because it is difficult to understand how to remove all the parts in order to replace the cartridge.
For these reasons, it may not be a bad idea to call a plumber instead of attempting a Delta Monitor faucet repair on your own.
Delta Monitor shower faucets use a type of ball and joint configuration and in order to achieve a very clean look, most pieces fit snuggly together and the screws are not always visible. Before you attempt to take apart your faucet, make sure that you have turned off the water to the shower and let any remaining water drain from the pipes.
I would suggest searching on the internet for detailed drawings of your model before you begin any attempt to repair the faucet on your own. These drawings should give you a better idea of what the different parts look like, as well as indicate where all the screws are, and what type of screwdriver you should use. If you do this, your Delta Monitor repair should go more smoothly.
Another common problem for the first time do-it-yourselfer is knowing what type of replacement parts to purchase. For this reason it is a good idea to start your project early in the day. If you can remove the existing cartridge without much difficulty then you can take the old cartridge into the hardware store. Find an employee who is knowledgeable about the product line and he or she will be able to give you advice about what you need to purchase to finish the project.