I needed parts to fix a 30 year old Delta faucet that was dripping. I could not find the genuine Delta parts for my faucet at the store, so I decided to try the generic parts. After installing the generic parts, I could not get the faucet to stop leaking. So after a lot of frustration I went back to the store to see if there were any other options. It turns out that they had the genuine Delta parts all along, but Delta has come out with an updated design that looks slightly different, so I didn't think it was the right one at first. The new style is a definite improvement, in my opinion. The plastic cam fit into place much easier than the old design, and according to the instructions, you no longer need that plastic adjuster ring that threads into the faucet cap. My faucet now has a new feel to it, and no more leaks.
NOTE: as of the time of this review, Home Depot still has the older design pictured on the website, but the Delta part number is still the same for the new design. Since there is no way to know whether they will send you the new or the old type on an Internet order, my recommendation is that you look for them in the store, if possible. The plastic parts in the new kit are a dark gray instead of white like the old ones.
Pros: Easy to Install, No Leaks, improved design, genuine delta fit
Cons: kit comes with some extra parts you may not need
I was able to stop a leak that had been increasing in volume for months, and it took me less than an hour from start to finish. Now I have no leak at all, as you can see from the photo, it`s bone dry as soon as the water is shut off.
It took some time to find and figure out if this was the right part - like most plumbing parts, but it was and it installed easily, and seems to be holding back the drips. Unfortunately, the little red/blue plastic plug was lost down the garbage disposal in step 1. Delta ought to send replacements for these free, but their website is not that helpful.
Pros: Easy to Install, No Leaks, extra parts & tool.
If you're DIY plumber--like me--it really helps watching the Youtube video on this installation before diving into the repair. Otherwise, everything fit together just fine. Definitely have some silicon grease on hand. If you don't have one of those slick flat-jawed channel-lock pliers, a big adjustable Crescent wrench works well. And, if not rushed, take your time.
As for this repair kit, same part number, it was the only one on the shelf, and included all the pieces shown in the picture, PLUS the ball. That was nice. The shock was the price, as apparently it included the ball. Oh well, the faucet is fixed and the Mrs. is happy, which is well worth $10 more.
It's great when a kit designed to repair a specific problem works just as you expect. The kit contained all the parts necessary, was easy to install, and the renewed solid feel of the faucet is perfect. It is a kit of parts to fix something - and it did so - quite well.
Pros: Easy to Install, Good Instructions, No Leaks
Only the washers fit my delta bathroom faucet . The other parts were for a different faucet. I thought these were universal and they cost my 2x the price of just the washers. Didn't realize this until I had everything apart. Now need to get other parts to complete the fix.