Faucet InstructionsFor the Do-It-Yourselfer 

 

Glacier Bay Edgewood Single Handle Tub and Shower Faucet Model 873-6104  

Glacier Bay Edgewood Single Handle Tub & Shower Faucet Repair 

How to Repair a Glacier Bay Edgewood Tub/Shower Bath Faucet 

Glacier Bay Edgewood Faucet Parts

Glacier Bay Edwood Bath Faucet Manual

Glacier Bay Edgewood Bath Faucet Repair 

How to Remove a Stuck Setscrew from a Faucet Handle  

Tools You Will Need to Complete Your Glacier Bay Faucet Repair 

Phillips screwdriver 

2.5mm Hex wrench 

Adjustable wrench 

Flat-tip screwdriver 

10-inch Slip joint pump pliers 

Plumbers’ silicone grease 

Silicone caulk 

Plastic putty knife 

Pipe thread tape 

Plumbers’ emery cloth 

Flashlight  

The simplicity of Glacier Bay faucet engineering allows us to repair Glacier Bay tub, shower, and bath and kitchen faucets quickly and efficiently. The Glacier Bay Edgewood faucet is constructed with one single faucet cartridge that controls the temperature and pressure settings. The Glacier Bay Edgewood faucet can be used as a tub-only, shower-only or tub and shower bath faucet. This single tub or shower conversion is accomplished by installing a ½-inch brass pipe plug in either the top or bottom of the Glacier Bay bath faucet manifold. However you use your Glacier Bay bath faucet, you can be assured of years of trouble free service. 

Repairing a Glacier Bay Edgewood Tub and Shower Faucet 

How to Install a New Glacier Bay Edgewood Bath Faucet Cartridge 

1.      Close or block the tub drain so you don’t accidently drop and small faucet parts down the drain. A washcloth will do if your tub or shower drain does not have a stopper. 

How to Remove a Glacier Bay Faucet Handle 

2.      Remove the Glacier Bay Edgewood faucet handle (RP13165). Unless you have all the water shut off to the house, use caution when working on the handle and try not to move it into its open position. Insert a 2.5mm hex wrench into the opening under the bottom side of the faucet handle. You will not be able to see the set screw (RP50002) inside the handle; instead, you will need to work the wrench into the open end of the setscrew by trial and error. Be patient, this is sometimes a challenging task. Looking down at the faucet handle, turn the wrench clockwise three full turns to loosen the setscrew. (Normally if you were looking at the screw from under the faucet it would be counterclockwise to loosen). You do not need to remove the screw; in fact, it is easier to keep track of if you don’t. If you have trouble turning or loosening the setscrew, wrap a washcloth soaked in vinegar around the faucet handle. Even better, if you can squirt the vinegar up onto the setscrew with a syringe or oven baster the mineral buildup holding the screw in place will dissolve faster. You may need to baste the screw several times, and then wait ten to fifteen minutes in between before the screw will turn freely. The Glacier Bay Edgewood faucet handle should then pull off the plastic handle inverter (RP64043) without any problem. Do not use any sharp tools on the handle itself; you will damage the handle and its finish. 

How to Remove a Glacier Bay Faucet Handle Inverter 

3.      Remove the handle adaptor. Unscrew the handle inverter mounting screw located under the faucet handle.  Hold the handle adapter in place with your adjustable wrench so that you do not turn the water on. Using a Philips-tip screwdriver, rotate the Edgewood faucet handle inverter screw (RP50070) counterclockwise; until removed. Gently pull the inverter straight back off the faucet cartridge with your slip joint pliers. 

How to Remove a Glacier Bay Faucet Escutcheon Faceplate 

4.       Remove the two faceplate escutcheon screws (RP50066). Turn the screws counterclockwise with a #2 Phillips-tip screwdriver until removed. 

5.      Remove the Edgewood faceplate escutcheon (RP80206) from the faucet body and wall. Your escutcheon plate may be sealed to the tub shower wall with silicone or other caulking. If it is, use a plastic putty knife to carefully separate the caulking and faceplate from the wall. When the escutcheon is removed, scrape the remaining silicone or plumbers caulking with your plastic knife, and then clean with soap and water. 

How to Remove a Glacier Bay Tub Shower Faucet Decorative Sleeve  

6.      Pull the decorative Glacier Bay faucet body sleeve (RP80032) off the faucet by hand. Grasp the metal sleeve with bare hands or a rubber jar lid opener for grip. Rotate the sleeve back and forth as you pull it back toward you. There is a black rubber O-ring spacer holding the sleeve in place. If the O-ring (RP60018) falls off the faucet, it is OK. Just set it aside with the other faucet parts until reassembly. 

How to Turn Off the Water Supply to a Glacier Bay Tub or Shower Faucet 

7.      Turn off the water supply to the Glacier Bay faucet cartridge (RP20006). If you have not already shut off the water supply to the dwelling, you can shut off the water supply using the two integral stop valves located on both sides of the faucet body. Using a flat-tip screwdriver, turn each screwdriver stop clockwise until it stops. Slowly turn the faucet cartridge on with the loose handle adaptor and faucet handle to release the remaining water pressure. If this is a shower only repair, you may want to step back out from under the shower head. 

How to Remove a Glacier Bay Bath Faucet Cartridge 

8.      Unscrew the faucet retaining nut with your slip joint pliers. The nut is the cylinder that holds the cartridge in place, and has flat areas on the front for you to grasp with the pliers. Turn the retaining nut counterclockwise slowly. When the nut is loosened, you can finish removing it by hand. If the cartridge comes out, it’s OK, you are replacing it anyway.   

9.      Remove the Glacier Bay faucet cartridge (RP20006). In most cases you will be able to remove the cartridge from the faucet body by hand. If not, use your pliers. There will be small amount of water released when the cartridge is free; this is normal. If you find any mineral buildup or debris, remove it with a clean cloth. If it is too difficult to remove with your rag, scrub it gently with a small piece of plumber’s emery cloth, and then rinse the inside of the faucet body with clean water.  

How to Install a New Glacier Bay Tub/Shower Faucet Cartridge 

10.  Install your new Glacier Bay tub/shower faucet cartridge. Apply a small amount of plumbers silence grease to the outside of your new cartridge. It is a good idea to apply a small amount of plumbers silicone grease to the threads on the faucet body and the inside of the retaining nut as well. This will help prevent mineral buildup and extend the life of your faucet. Not to mention removing the cartridge in the future if necessary. Line up the dimples or pin posts of the cartridge with the adjoining points in the faucet body. There is only one way to install the cartridge correctly. Look closely at the cartridge for any markings that will clue you in to the proper position. Carefully push the cartridge into place and hold with one hand. With your other hand slide the cartridge retaining nut over the cartridge. This can be bit tricky so take your time. Begin screwing the nut onto the faucet by hand. When the cartridge and nut are secure, use your pliers to secure the nut firmly into place. 

11.  Turn the water back on to the faucet, but first, rotate the stem of the cartridge all the way clockwise until it stops. This is the faucets off position. Slowly turn the integral stops back on with your flat-tip screwdriver counterclockwise until they are fully open and stop turning. You can test the seal of the retaining nut at point by turning the faucet on with the handle adaptor and handle. Slowly turn the handle counterclockwise until both cold and hot water flow from the faucet spout or shower head. Turn the water back off and drain the shower or tub. 

How to Rebuild Your Glacier Bay Single Handle Tub Shower Faucet 

12.  Finish rebuilding your Glacier Bay faucet.  Grease the O-ring with plumbers silicone grease and roll it up and over the cartridge retaining nut. Stop rolling it about half way up the nut. Slide the metal sleeve over the O-ring and nut by hand until it stops. Attach the escutcheon face plate with the two faceplate screws. It is a tricky sometimes lining up the screw holes in the faceplate with the threaded holes in the faucet body, again, take your time. A small flashlight may be helpful to initially start the screws. Tighten the screws and faceplate firmly, but do not over tighten them; you can damage the escutcheon. Set the temperature high limit on the front of the cartridge by turning the set dial.  Install the handle inverter with its retaining screw. Attach the Glacier Bay faucet handle with your hex wrench. Be careful you do not turn the faucet on while installing the handle. Seal the outside of the faucet faceplate with a high quality bath caulk. Allow the sealant to dray according to the manufacturer’s instructions. 

How to Repair or Replace a Glacier Bay Edgewood Bath Faucet Tub Spout 

 Using a plumber’s strap wrench, turn the tub spout to the left or counterclockwise until it is loose. Finish removing the spout by hand. Clean off the tub spout pipe threads with a wire brush. Wrap the threads of the pipe stub out with plumbers thread tape, either white or pink. Turn the thread tape clockwise around the threads five or six times holding the tape roll taught. Hold the tape with one hand and pull the roll down until it breaks the tape. Smooth the remaining tape around the threads with your finger. It is a good idea to wear protective gloves in case the metal threads are frayed. Screw the new Glacier Bay tub spot onto the threads by hand, and then secure the spout with your strap wrench. When the spout begins to tighten, slow down, you want the spout facing straight down when you’re done. If you go too far, it’s OK, just unscrew the tub spout and start over with fresh plumber’s thread tape. It may take you a couple of times to get it just right. 

How to Repair or Replace a Glacier Bay Shower Head and Shower Arm 

 Removing your Glacier Bay Edgewood shower head begins with an adjustable wrench. The shower head has two flat places on either side of the mounting nut. This is where you want to attach your adjustable wrench. If you only have pliers, protect the shower heads finish by wrapping an old washcloth or some duct tape around the shower head nut. Turn the shower head to the left or counterclockwise to unscrew it from the shower arm. If the shower arm begins to turn, hold the arm with a pair of pliers, protecting the finish on it as well. When the shower head is loose, finish removing by hand. Remove the shower arm with your pliers while protecting the finish with tape or cloth. 

How to Install a Glacier Bay Shower Arm and Shower Head 

 Wrap the threads on both ends of the shower arm clockwise with plumbers’ pipe thread tape. Wrap the threaded ends at least four times before breaking the tape off. Screw the long end of the shower arm into the shower arm mount inside the wall by hand. Secure the arm into position by inserting the handle of you pliers into the open end of the shower arm and turning slowly clockwise. When the arm begins to tighten, aim the open end straight down. If you turn the arm too far, start over with fresh tape and try again. Screw the shower head onto the shower arm by hand and then tighten it with your adjustable wrench; protecting the finish at all times. You may want to hold a backup with pliers on the shower arm so that it does not turn further.  

Troubleshooting a Glacier Bay Edgewood Single Handle Tub and Shower Bath Faucet 

How do I Repair a Dripping Leaking Glacier Bay Edgewood Tub Shower Faucet 

 If the water is dripping from the shower head or tub spout, replace the faucet cartridge. 

 If water is leaking or dripping from around the faucet handle, replace the faucet cartridge. 

 If water is leaking from the integral stop valves, replace the seals inside the stops. 

My Glacier Bay Faucet Water Temperature is Not Hot Enough or is Too Hot 

 Remove the faucet handle and reset the cartridge temperature high limit dial.  

More water is coming from my tub spout than the shower head. 

 Install a new tub spout. 

Water is coming from the shower head all the time. 

Remove the tub shout and turn the faucet on. If water is still coming from the shower head, you need to install the correct pipe between the faucet manifold and tub spout piping. Using PEX pipe is not recommended for tub spout installations; the inside diameter of the PEX pipe restricts the water flow and forces it up to the shower head. 

My Glacier Bay Edgewood Tub Shower Faucet Vibrates When I turn it on 

Replace the faucet cartridge. 

My Shower faucet changes temperature by itself while I’m in the shower. 

Replace the faucet cartridge. 

My Shower head has little to no water pressure. 

Remove the shower head and turn the faucet on. If you have good water flow and pressure, clean the shower head by soaking it in vinegar and a little baking soda. 

When you remove the shower head and still have little water flow, replace the faucet cartridge. 

If you still have no water through the shower raiser pipe, remove the faucet cartridge, turn the shower arm upside, and then very slowly pour a quart of white distilled vinegar down the shower arm and allow it to run out the faucet body. Sometimes minerals and debris can clog the main shower raiser pipe. If the buildup is heavy, you may need to repeat this cleaning several times.  

Glacier Bay’s contact information should be located in the faucet’s instruction manual.

Glacier Bay Edwood Bath Faucet Manual, Diagram, Specifications, instructions and Troubleshooting Owners Guide

 

Glacier Bay Faucet Phone Number for the Edgewood Faucet is: 

1-877-580-5682 

You can also contact Glacier Bay Faucets at 

Glacier Bay Faucets 

2455 Paces Ferry Road, N.W. 

Atlanta, GA 30339-4024 

If all else fails, contact The Home Depot at 1-800-HOMEDEPOT 

 

 

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