Introduction

Disassemble your Delta Single Handle Kitchen Faucet Ball and seat assembly to check for cracked gaskets and leakage, or to replace the taps.

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  • Shut water off hot and cold

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Image 1/2: Use caution as this may be tight and need some force to remove Image 2/2: Use caution as this may be tight and need some force to remove
  • Loosen set screw and remove faucet handle

  • Use caution as this may be tight and need some force to remove

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Image 1/2: Be careful not to scratch finish. If your cap does not have grooves at the top use a towel to avoid scratching Image 2/2: Be careful not to scratch finish. If your cap does not have grooves at the top use a towel to avoid scratching
  • Using channel lock pliers or pipe wrench remove locking cap to expose valve.

  • Be careful not to scratch finish. If your cap does not have grooves at the top use a towel to avoid scratching

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Image 1/2: Note that arrow on cam assemmbly points to front Image 2/2: Note that arrow on cam assemmbly points to front
  • remove cam and ball assembly by pulling up

  • Note that arrow on cam assemmbly points to front

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  • Remove seat assembly using an allen wrench or phillip head screwdriver

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Image 1/2: Lightly press on seat assembly to seat it Image 2/2: Lightly press on seat assembly to seat it
  • Replace seat assembly using allen wrench or phillips which keeps you from loosing the spring.

  • Lightly press on seat assembly to seat it

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Image 1/3: Install cam assembly make sure tab on cam is inserted in slot on faucet housing. Make sure the arrow is pointing forward Image 2/3: See picture with the allen wrench pointing to the arrow on the cam assembly.  Remember the opening on the cam assembly is the arrow.  Press the cam assembly into the faucet housing.  With all the new seats, balls, and cam assembly, this can be difficult. Image 3/3: See picture with the allen wrench pointing to the arrow on the cam assembly.  Remember the opening on the cam assembly is the arrow.  Press the cam assembly into the faucet housing.  With all the new seats, balls, and cam assembly, this can be difficult.
  • Install ball assembly making sure tab in faucet assembly is inserted in ball housing slot

  • Install cam assembly make sure tab on cam is inserted in slot on faucet housing. Make sure the arrow is pointing forward

  • See picture with the allen wrench pointing to the arrow on the cam assembly. Remember the opening on the cam assembly is the arrow. Press the cam assembly into the faucet housing. With all the new seats, balls, and cam assembly, this can be difficult.

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  • Hand tighten plus a little turn with channel lock pliers. Do not over tighten or scratch finish.

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  • Turn on water and check for leaks at faucet and spout

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  • Insert ball stem into hole in faucet handle and tighten set screw

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Conclusion

To reassemble your device, follow these instructions in reverse order.

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Cory Buchanan

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Why risk scratching the finish when a strap wrench can be used instead of pliers? Harborfreight has them very cheap.

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