Delta touch faucets are great for when you don’t want to touch the faucet with dirty hands. You can just use your forearm or elbow to touch the sensor and the faucet will turn on and off. A technology as advanced as this should not have any issues, right? But, as with all technology, it is bound to have problems and it is normal to have issues, especially if your faucet is not newly installed anymore.
Delta touch faucet issues vary and these issues can cause your faucet to stop working. Battery issues, LED light indicators not working, leaks, and low water flow are among the issues you may face with a Delta touch faucet.
In this article, we will be talking about how to troubleshoot these common Delta faucet issues so you can have a working faucet again. We will also talk about the different LED lights in a Delta touch faucet and what their meanings are.
Why Is My Delta Touch Faucet Not Working?
Delta touch faucets use a touch-on or touch-tech to turn the faucet on and off. Delta touch faucets have two capacitance sensors that activate every time you touch the sensor. The first sensor is located on the faucet’s handle and the second sensor is located on the faucet’s spout.
Delta Touch2O® Technology kitchen faucets also operate on 6 AA batteries while other Delta faucets operate on 4AA batteries. If your Delta touch faucet is not working, there could be several issues that you need to look into. It could be that the touch sensor is not working or that the batteries need to be replaced already. Let’s take a look at some of the common Delta touch faucet issues and how to fix them.
A common issue for Delta touch faucets is the battery dying quickly. Delta touch faucet batteries typically last about 2 years when used normally. You will know if the battery is low because of the faucet’s LED light indicator.
If the Delta touch faucet red light flashes 3 times, it means that the battery is low and needs to be replaced. If you see that the Delta touch faucet red light stays on even if the faucet is off, this also means that you need to replace the batteries as they have failed already.
To replace the batteries in a Delta touch faucet, make sure the faucet’s handle is turned off and check the battery pack under your sink. Open the top cap of the battery box and remove the old batteries. Replace the old batteries with new ones and make sure that the batteries are in the right orientation. Place the battery pack under your sink and turn the handle on. Check your faucet and it should be working again.
LED Light Not Working
As we said earlier, if the faucet’s LED light starts blinking, the batteries need to be replaced otherwise, the faucet will switch to manual mode. If the LED light is not working or is dim, check if the light cable is fully plugged under your sink. If it is not, plug it in and check if the LED light is working normally again.
If the LED light is still not working, you may need to replace the batteries. If the battery dies and you don’t have replacement batteries yet, you can bypass the solenoid valve and the faucet will work without the touch feature. To disable the touch feature, you can remove the solenoid valve that connects to the faucet outlet and connect the spray hose instead.
Low Water Flow / No Water Flow
Having low water flow can also be an issue if you have a Delta touch faucet. The solenoid valve could also be the cause of low or no water flow in your faucet.
The solenoid valve could be dirty and filled with debris. Check the solenoid valve and if it is dirty, clean it and remove any debris blocking water flow. Make sure to also check the faucet’s showerhead and aerator for any debris to make sure that the screen is not blocked.
Faucet Is Leaking
Dirt and impurities that enter the pilot valve membrane can the faucet to leak. You can either clean or replace the pilot valve to fix any issues. Installing one-way valves and littered filters can also fix leaking issues.
Delta LED Light Meaning
Delta touch faucets have several LED lights and each has different meanings.
If the touch faucet is working normally and the sensor is active, the LED light indicator should turn blue. This indicates that everything is working as it should and there is no problem with the faucet.
If you see a flashing blue LED light, there is no need to worry. A flashing blue LED light means that the hands-free mode is activated and in normal mode. If the light indicator has a flashing red light, this means that the batteries are low and need to be replaced soon.
If the red light is solid, the batteries need to be replaced ASAP and the faucet may not operate until the batteries are replaced. A long red flashing light means that there is an error and you need to contact Delta tech support.
Make sure to pay attention to the LED indicator when you are using the faucet as this could alert you to any possible problems, especially when the LED light is red.
When To Contact A Professional
If you are unsure of what the process is when checking the faucet’s solenoid valve, aerator, and other internal parts, it is best to contact a professional plumber or call Delta’s tech support.
A professional plumber can go to your home and check the problems with your faucet, its connection, and other wirings. A plumber will also be able to fix the problem for you.
How To Maintain Delta Touch Faucets
Caring for your Delta touch faucet is essential as it can give you optimal performance when cared for properly. Maintaining your faucet regularly also means that you will be able to check for any leaks or drips periodically. This will allow you to fix the problem early on and not make the issue bigger. You will also be able to clean the faucet and prevent the LED light indicator from being obstructed due to dirt and grime.
When cleaning Delta touch faucets, make sure to avoid harsh chemicals as this can damage your faucet and void its warranty. Do not use harsh abrasives, bleached-based cleaners, and industrial cleaners. Make sure to not use cleaning products that remove tarnish and rust as these products can cause discoloration to the faucet.
To clean a Delta touch faucet, you can use a damp cloth and wipe the faucet gently then wipe it with a clean soft towel to dry. You can use diluted vinegar (50% vinegar and 50% water) for faucets with hard water spots. Make sure to rinse off the vinegar mixture well and wipe it with a soft towel to dry.
If you are not confident in your troubleshooting skills, you can always call a professional plumber to help you out with your faucet problems. This article is just a guide to help you identify problems with your faucet and solutions if you want to fix your faucet yourself.
Catching the issue early on is essential to ensure that your faucet and its other parts do not get damaged. If you have any other questions, let us know via the contact form and we will get back to you!