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New 352658 shower faucet drips

I just installed this American Standard faucet and took the shutoff valve apart to check for debri and found none. It still drips. Any sugestions?

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They are bad about leaking,you prob. need to replace the cartridge with new one. the seals in them get dry and shrink of they have been sitting in the box for a long time on the shelf or in a warehouse. you never know how long ago they were built and just sitting.

Posted on Dec 18, 2012

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SOURCE: NEW American Standard shower installed... leaks from shower head.

They do not all leak. The problem may be that your faucet is simply wearing out and is due to be replaced in total. Try putting some plumbers grease on the cartridge and the chamber.....not too much..........that may do the trick for u.

Posted on May 19, 2009

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