05:30PM | 02/11/06
Member Since: 02/10/06
2 lifetime posts
This is a quarter turn handle with a plastic cartridge like thing, handle extension and a spring/seat. These are the only working parts. I changed the seat/spring, put it back together and it still leaked the way it did. (It's only 2 years old and rubber seat and spring looked fine. Then I changed the plastic thing that seats in the valve - same problem. Initially I did not tighten the bonnet too much, but then I tightened as tight as I could (I'm afraid with plastic but I torqued it as hard as a 47 year old not-too-strong broad but with big channel locks could)- a little less leaking but still bad. The water bill was $887 for 3 mos. What could be wrong. It must not be turning completely past the valve hole? H-e-l-P


06:41AM | 02/12/06
Member Since: 01/24/06
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Did you match up the little slit with the new stem assembly (Groove)?

Also having big fingers (ring finger size 17)

I have a heck of a time trying to seat the spring so I use a little screw driver to set the spring and seat in properly using it as a guide.

If the spring is in backwards or the rubber cup seat is not seated properly it will drip

Also sometimes I hold a glass over the faucet and have my helper open the water line for a split second to flush out any particles that may cause the problem, then replace all parts.

Good luck

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