Bath Faucet Cartridge Installation
I have a Delta single handle bath faucet for which I am trying to replace the cartridge. Unfortunately I don't have the model number handy, but I did find a replacement at Lowes. Note: It was not a Delta-brand replacement, but an identical model that was about $10 cheaper.
I have really been struggling while trying to install it. It is so tight that I'm afraid that I"m going to put a whole in the shower wall by pushing it too hard. Eventually, I put it in far enough to be able to attach the handle, etc., but now when I turn it on, it doesn't seem to want to allow any water to pass through to the spigot. I know that I have an adequate water supply (new plumbing has been run) and that there isn't a blockage in the manifold since when I leave the cartridge out, water flow freely through the opening that houses the cartridge. Occasionally, I can get water to flow through the spigot, but not always. It almost seems that it depends on the speed at which I turn the handle. I'm also certain that the front/back orientation is correct.
Does anybody have any ideas? It's getting to be a little frustrating.