Delta Shower Faucet

Discussion in 'Plumbing Forum, Professional & DIY Advice' started by chas22, Jan 28, 2009.

  1. chas22

    chas22 New Member

    Dec 6, 2006
    I have a Delta shower faucet that was installed about 1 yr. ago. It's a single lever with a temp lever in the center. The large handle as well as the small are getting a little stiff to turn. Can someone tell me if the valve needs to be taken apart and lubed or have I got something to tight. HVAC is my trade and I'm not much of a plumber.
  2. Gary Swart

    Gary Swart In the Trades

    Sep 1, 2004
    Yakima WA
    Not an expert, but I have a similar shower valve. There is nothing to lube, so my thought would be to disassemble it and see if there is something binding. You should be able to get the installation instructions on line.
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  4. Dunbar Plumbing

    Dunbar Plumbing Master Plumber

    Apr 18, 2005
    Service Plumber, Outdoor Temperature Relief Owner
    Northern Kentucky/Greater Cincinnati Area
    This is a common problem with the 1700 series Delta.

    I can't remember if it is the cartridge or the handle assembly that causes this.

    Anyone got an answer...Pete? Jerry? Wilma? Fred?

    Romito? Shania?
  5. hj

    hj Moderator & Master Plumber Staff Member

    Aug 31, 2004
    Cave Creek, Arizona

    Call Delta customer service and they will either send you a new cartridge or seals for yours.
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