Faucet InstructionsFor the Do-It-Yourselfer 


How to Remove and Replace an Old Style Delta Two-Handle Kitchen Faucet Diverter Stem  

Unscrew the kitchen faucet’s spout retaining nut, it is located on top of the kitchen sink faucet’s spout. The spout cap turns to the right to loosen. If you can unscrew the Delta spout cap by hand, it would be better for the faucet’s finish. Using sharp tools will scratch the finish. If you have to use tools, try a strap wrench first. If that does not work, wrap duct tape around the spout cap several times, and then use a pair of slip joint pump pliers to remove it. 

Under the cap, you will see a white plastic stem with a ‘V’ shape cut out of the top. Insert a large screwdriver into the ‘V’ and turn the Delta faucet stem to the left or counterclockwise. This will loosen the stem, and then you can remove it by hand. 

Coat the brass threads of the new Delta diverter stem with a small amount of plumber’s grease or silicone lubricant. This will help make it easier to remove if there is a next time. Also, coat the inside of the spout cap threads as well. 

Old Style Delta Two-Handle Kitchen Sink Faucet Parts Breakdown 




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