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Replacing stems on old hot and cold shower valves

I replaced the hot and cold valve stems on a shower installed in the early 60s. I bought Danco 11k-3h/c replacement stems after matching old with new at the hardware store.  They went in fine, but the valves fail to seat either off or on and and water runs continously.

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Just replaced the same exact stems... one seated fine, the other spun and wouldn't turn off. I added an extra washer to that one... it pushes the seat in just a bit further.

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Some times the seat gets worn anout of round. there is a tool you can buy called a faucet reamer or reseating tool. this shoul help thanks

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