Glacier Bay Edgewood Single Handle Tub and
Shower Faucet Model 873-6104
Edgewood Single Handle Tub & Shower Faucet Repair
How to Repair
a Glacier Bay Edgewood Tub/Shower Bath Faucet
Edgewood Faucet Parts
Glacier Bay Edwood Bath Faucet
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
2.5mm Hex wrench
10-inch Slip joint pump pliers
Plumbers’ silicone grease
Plastic putty knife
Pipe thread tape
Plumbers’ emery cloth
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
How to Install a Glacier Bay Shower Arm and Shower
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
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
My Glacier Bay Edgewood Tub
Shower Faucet Vibrates When I turn it on
Replace the faucet
My Shower faucet changes
temperature by itself while I’m in the shower.
Replace the faucet
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 Faucet Phone
Number for the Edgewood Faucet is:
You can also contact Glacier
Bay Faucets at
2455 Paces Ferry Road,
If all else fails, contact
The Home Depot at 1-800-HOMEDEPOT