View Full Version : Pressure Balance Valve is Stuck!!!

12-26-2007, 03:46 PM
I have a one knob shower control. I think its an older Delta, bout 25 years. Anyway, I wasnt getting any cold water so I replaced the cartridge. I think the problem is the pressure balance valve. It is stuck. I tried everything from a flat head to vise grips. Tried using break lubricant and everything. What do you all suggest?


12-26-2007, 04:38 PM
Did you get a new one? Cartrage.maybey replace it.

12-26-2007, 08:36 PM
I didn't think they were using pressure balanced valves 25-years ago...think you may have some crud buildup in the cold supply side.

12-27-2007, 05:44 AM
Delta doesn't give you a lot to grab with that spool. When I encounter one like you indicate your is, I use a hammer and a small chisel and tap it in the unloosening direction. Once you move it even a small amount, then the screwriver or Crescent wrench will finish the job of removing it.