How to Remove a Delta Series 1700 Shower Handle

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How to Remove a Delta Series 1700 Shower Handle
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The Delta series 1700 shower faucet uses a single handle with a temperature adjustment dial to control water pressure and temperature. The temperature adjustment dial mounts to the front of the handle. A Delta 1700 series cartridge assembly contains two inlet ports, which connect to the home's hot and cold water pipes. When the handle's temperature adjustment dial turns, the cartridge's internal valve adjusts the hot/cold water ratio. Turning the handle adjusts the water flow's volume. Removing the Delta series 1700 faucet's temperature adjustment dial and its handle allows access to the faucet's cartridge.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

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Things you need

  • Flathead screwdriver

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Turn the temperature adjustment dial so that its indicator faces upward. A cap covers the screw that holds the temperature adjustment dial against the series 1700's handle.

  2. 2

    Slip a flathead screwdriver into the temperature adjustment dial cover's slot, found on the bottom of the cover next to the handle. Twist the screwdriver's handle until the cover snaps off of the faucet's handle.

  3. 3

    Remove the screw holding the temperature adjustment dial to the Delta 1700's handle with a flathead screwdriver. The screw, located in the centre of the temperature adjustment dial, secures the dial and the handle to the faucet's cartridge. If the handle turns while removing the screw, then hold the handle's hand grip with one hand while turning the screwdriver with the other.

  4. 4

    Pull the temperature adjustment dial off of the faucet's cartridge. If the dial sticks, then lightly tap the dial with the screwdriver's handle and retry. The dial slides straight off of the cartridge.

  5. 5

    Pull the Delta series 1700's handle from the faucet's cartridge. Grip the handle's housing, the part that surrounds the cartridge, with a hand and pull it straight off of the cartridge. If the handle sticks, then lightly tap around the edge of the handle's housing where it mounts to the cartridge and retry.

Tips and warnings

  • Never pry on the temperature adjustment dial or the handle assembly with a screwdriver or anything else.
  • Never try to pull the handle assembly from the cartridge with the handle assembly's hand grip.

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