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My Danze showerhead runs even when turned off

I have three of these valves in my shower and recently one of them began running even when the valve is completely closed. It seems that water is leaking around the cartridge - not a good seal. Danze has send me three replacement cartridges, but all of them begin to leak within 10 minutes of installing them in the valve. Weird thing is that if I move one of the original cartridges from another valve, the leak stops. Danze tells me there is only one cartridge and there's no chance they are mailing me the wrong part. Any help would be appreciated - I've run out of ideas!

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Try cleaning the inside of the valve with 1500 grit wet sandpaper. and then put a lot of waterproof plumbing grease in there and also on the cartridge. sometimes you can get a build up of hard water inside the valve body and that will cause leaks. just dont over do it with the sandpaper and dont anything more abrasive than 1500 grit.

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