Delta shower faucet repair becomes necessary when the faucet begins to drip when in the closed position. For the purposes of this article we will focus on the Delta single handle shower faucet repair. This is a general overview of Delta shower faucet repair instructions, keep in mind that your particular model may be unique.
If you are unsure of how to proceed at any time, call a licensed plumber to come and finish the job for you.
To begin, turn off the water in your home and open the faucet handle to let any remaining water drain from the pipes. Using an Allen wrench, remove the retaining screw which should be located on the bottom of the handle. You may need to lift the handle up to gain access to this screw. Once the handle has been removed, locate the screws holding the splash plate in place and remove them. These are usually two long screws which should remove easily, allowing you to take off the splash plate.
Locate the adjusting ring and grip it with a wrench and turn in a counter-clockwise direction to remove it. This will reveal the cam and ball. The cam is the plastic piece that covers the ball. Pull the cam off and remove the ball. You will now have access to either replace the washers or replace the entire cartridge. Once your new parts are in place, re-assemble all the parts in the opposite order that you removed them.
Make sure that all the parts are in tight before turning the water back on to test your system. If everything works properly and there are no more drips you have completed a single handle shower faucet repair.
If, however, problems still persist, call in a plumber to complete your Delta single handle faucet repair.