Delta is renowned for its meticulous shower faucets. They are efficient in making faucets that are good for both commercial and traditional home use. While these faucets are great at conserving and providing water, eventually, like all the things in this world, they’ll need to be replaced.
If you need to replace your Delta shower faucet today, you can either consult with a local licensed plumber or do it yourself. It’s always recommended to get a professional to do the job; otherwise, you might end up making things messy.
Hire A Plumber To Do The Job (Recommended)
If you don’t have prior experience and don’t want to mess things, it’s better to consult with a local licensed plumber. You can get a free cost estimate by filling the form below.
You just need to select Faucets/Fixtures/Pipes Repair/Replace and put your details. A local licensed plumber will contact you to discuss further.
Rather than spending a few hundred bucks on the plumber, it is handy to learn how to replace a Delta Shower Faucet yourselves to save money and your precious time. This is what I am going to teach you in this article of mine. So hop in as I show you.
Preparation is Everything
To carry out a successful replacement job, you need to be prepared and know how to handle Delta Faucet parts. That is why few things need to be taken care of prior to the actual task. Let us have a look at them.
First of all, you need the appropriate parts. Based on the model you are using; Delta has prepared faucet replacements. Get to know what Delta faucet model you are dealing with. It is best to consult the official website of the manufacturer to get an idea about the replacement parts.
You’ll do well to turn off the water supply to your house before we begin. This way, water will not leak and cause a domestic flood. There might still be water in the bathroom pipes. Open up a faucet to get the water out of the pipe and normalize the pressure.
We are just about to begin the replacement process. So, cover up the drains of your bathroom. This way, small nuts, and bolts won’t fall off the drain and into the sewer.
Replacing Delta 1300/1400 Series Faucets
As you know, Delta has multiple series of faucets available. In this section, we’re going to discuss how to replace the 1300/1400 series. Just follow the steps below and we’ll be done in 20 minutes.
- To remove the faucet handle, just loosen the setscrew with an Allan wrench. Then remove the handle by pulling it outward.
- Next thing to do is to take out the spacer and the trim sleeve. Pulling them out will do just fine. You’ll see a bonnet nut in place.
- Next, remove the bonnet nut using a strap wrench.
- This step is the crucial one. You’ll have to remove the cartridge by either pulling it out or by doing a bit of wiggling. This will release water that is left in the valves.
- Since you are replacing the cartridge, make sure you have the correct one at hand. You’ll either have to purchase the white or the gray one depending on the model you own.
- While installing the new cartridge, make sure you have the markings memorized. Put the side marked as “Hot” in the right place (in most cases, it is to the left side).
- If you want to change the whole setup, put the new bonnet nut in place and tighten it. Use your hands and make sure it is firm.
- Reassemble all the new (or old) pieces back in the reverse order and you are done.
What If I Have Delta 1700 Series Faucets?
For people who have the newer Delta 1700 Series faucets, replacing a faucet setup is almost as easy as it is for the previous models. Still, I’m elaborating the process in this section.
- Remove the knob of the faucet. Take out the cover. Then remove the knob that controls temperature.
- You’ll find handle assembly underneath. Make sure to slide it off. After that, take out the trim sleeve. You’ll get to the cartridge assembly next.
- Remove the bonnet nut by using channel lock pliers or a wrench. Turn it counter-clockwise. Once loosened, you can take it out by hand.
- Remember what I did in step numbers 4 to 7 for the previous Delta faucet model? Repeat those steps exactly and in order.
If you are replacing your Delta Faucet 1700 series because of a leak and the steps above don’t fix the leak, you might have a problem in the spring, seal or seats. These are located behind the cartridge and onto the valve body in an adapter. proceed to the steps below to replace it.
- Go through steps 1 to 3 first.
- You need to loosen the screw that is in place. Then use a nose plier and pull the adapter out.
- Put the new adapter in place. Then put back the new cartridge and all the parts in reversed order.
As you can see, replacing the Delta faucet parts or the faucet entirely is as easy as saying 1…2…3… Hopefully, these steps with helpful videos will make the process easy on your part. A reputed company such as Delta goes to extreme lengths to provide customer support to its users as well. If you feel that you are stuck at any point in time during the replacement gig and don’t know how to replace a Delta faucet, feel free to contact them.