I have a Delta H72 Shower Faucet that drips. Can anyone help me?

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My shower faucet has been discontinued. It drips and it drives me nuts. I have tried finding step by step instructions on how to take the faucet apart so I can change the inner cartridge. I live on a fixed income and cannot afford a plumber. I could use some instruction please.
q i have a delta h72 shower faucet that drips can anyone help me
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  • William William on Jun 29, 2017
    More videos if you click on the link. Home Depot should carry parts.

  • Allison Allison on Jun 29, 2017
    You'll need a hex wrench to get the handle off. Here is a very indepth video that will help. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tyUaPOBcuLY
  • Num24716303 Num24716303 on Jun 29, 2017
    we also have delta faucets, we called them said to take a pic of the faucet and they sent one for free
  • Krisihli Krisihli on Jun 29, 2017
    Delta.com or other sites.

    Buy either the correct cartridge or a repair kit. I usually buy new cartridge sometimes the old one are made of plastic and have cracked. Some are metal others are plastic. If possible take the old one out and then go to the store.

    Turn off the water to the house, open and drain both hot and cold water at a different location. Turn this to on in middle position. Then begin by placing a wash rag or towel over drain, for when you drop the screws, keeps them from going down the drain.

    I have done this several times, unscrew the handle, cover plate and then take out the "c" clip with needle nose, then work the cartridge back and forth with plier or similar, while pulling out. You can buy the expensive cartridge removal tool, I have never used one.

    When you have either rebuilt the old one with new o rings or have a new one ready be sure to lube really well with plumbers grease.

    Replace c clip and reattach everything. If the foam gasket has failed you could use some bathroom caulk to replace it. Use as little caulk as necessary so it doesn't make a mess. I usually use masking tape to provide a clean caulk line.

    Turn the water back on and then go around the house opening all of the faucets, flush toilets, etc. This will remove the air from the lines, it may be noisy. If you find a faucet is not running right take the aerator off, it unscrews and clean the sediment out.

    If you find that the Hot and Cold have become reversed you can pull it out again and turn 180 degrees.
  • Cori Widen Cori Widen on Jun 29, 2017
    Definitely sounds like it's time to replace it!