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    Default Seized Delta Faucet

    I have a Delta kitchen faucet with a spray pull out (model 459).
    I'm trying to replace the two O rings to make it swing back and forth easier.
    I've taken the set screw out of the handle and removed the handle.
    The problem is I cannot remove the cap.
    There are square indentations on it, which I have attempted to utilize for removal, with a large crescent and slip joint pliers.
    Neither of these will budge the cap.
    What can I do to remove this cap.

    Many thanks.

    Phillwill

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    Default Re: Seized Delta Faucet

    It may be necessary to split the cap and replace it. Delta in my opinion make a very good faucet. That being said removing that cap can sometimes be a problem. You can try soaking it with WD 40. In many cases we have had to split the cap to remove it. We do this with a dremel tool with a carbide blade, being very careful to cut just the cap and not harm the threads under it. You can buy new caps at any plumbing supply, not sure if big box stores carry them.
    When we install the new cap we coat the threads with water proof grease to prevent the problem from recurring.

    John

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    Thanks for reply John
    Yours is the only solution (so far) that seems to solve the problem.
    Delta are very good at supplying parts. I'm going to try the Box Store first.
    In the past they have supplied some parts at no charge.
    I don't know if it will apply to this cap.
    Phill

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    Default Re: Seized Delta Faucet

    If you don't have any luck with the big box stores if you call Deltas 800# they will send you the parts you need. Tell them besides the cap you need a rebuild kit including the springs, seats, ball and O rings.

    John

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    Default Re: Seized Delta Faucet

    John

    Thanks again for the advice.

    Phill

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