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    HVAC Contractor Marc46's Avatar
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    Default This should be an easy Delta question for you guys!

    My house was built in 1992.
    I have a large shower only in the second bath that uses one of the old Delta single handle controls. I think it is a 600 series from some of the pics I have looked at, but not certain.

    Anyway, I started having a small leak about a week ago when taking a shower.
    It is dripping out from behind the handle slowly when the water is on. No leaks from anywhere in the off position.

    Just wondering what parts I need to do a rebuild.
    I would love to replace the entire fixture, but where my back access is to the assembly makes it a nightmare, and more work than I want to get into right now.

    Actually I probably should do a complete rebuild after this many years regardless of what individual part is causing the issue.

    Thanks for any help with numbers,.......I can shoot a pic if it is needed to identify the exact model.

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    Depending on the model, all it may need are some springs and seals...the hard part may be getting the ball cover off without damaging it. A picture would help.
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    I will take a pic this weekend to clarify the model. I also understand what you mean about that ring.

    I have good water, but it is an old fixture.

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    Springs and seats replacement is when the leak is coming out the spout. You need a new O ring.

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    It depends on whether it has a lever or rotary mechanism, since I also replace the cartridge or ball.

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    Here is a quick pic. It must be leaking around the handle stem, and shooting into the hollow of the handle and dripping back out when being used. It does not leak anywhere when off.

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