Delta 1400 Series shower faucet problem

Discussion in 'Shower & Bathtub Forum & Blog' started by bryanw21157, Oct 10, 2006.

  1. bryanw21157

    bryanw21157 New Member

    Oct 10, 2006
    Hello. I replaced the seats and springs in a 1400 Monitor yesterday.
    Now, the handle is VERY loose and gets turned by the shower head 'hose', easily either freezing or burning the person in the shower.

    How do I tighten the shaft that the handle attaches to? Do I need to buy a new one?

  2. Verdeboy

    Verdeboy In the Trades

    Jun 12, 2006
    With most Delta faucets, there is usually a little bonnet, or cap, that keeps the parts from moving around. Wrap it with a rag and try tightening it up some more with a channel locks.

    Of course, double check to make sure that the handle is tightened as well.

    If you need to buy parts, here's a great website, where you can easily find your bath faucet:
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  4. bryanw21157

    bryanw21157 New Member

    Oct 10, 2006
    problem solved

    I was thinking about it and came up w/ this solution....
    when I disassembled the unit, I had to pry the 1st half of the
    valve body (white plastic piece that the faucet stem is attached to)
    out of the sleeve. When I put it together the 1st time, I had the assembly
    on backward and hot came out of cold and vice versa. But, it was tight...because I tapped it in with a hammer. When I fixed the hot/cold issue, I didn't tap it in....simply screwed the ring on to hold it in place. I think the little gap left in the assembly from not being tapped in is causing the looseness.

    I'll fix the problem and update this thread with the solution.

  5. Master Plumber Mark

    Master Plumber Mark Master Plumber

    Feb 6, 2005
    Sensitivity trainer.. plumber of mens souls
    indianapolis indiana - land of the free, home of
    1400 series valve

    sometimes you save yourself a lot of
    greif if you just change out that whole
    cartridge assembly....and not fool
    with the seats and springs...

    if we are talking about the same
    pressure balanced faucet....
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