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Installation of Danco 9C-23H/C shower valve stems

I've installed Danco 9C-23H/C stems for American Standard, but after install I get no water flow through valves. Solutions? They were a direct replacement, I'm not sure what is going on.

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  • Matthew Beck Jan 20, 2013

    I just found that there is also an 11C-3H/C replacement for American Standard, but they look exactly the same as the 9C-23H/C in the pictures at least. Would it be worth trying those out?

  • Matthew Beck Jan 20, 2013

    Also, I did not replace the valve seat at the very back because the face was in good shape.

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there is never a fiction ring at the washer end, sometimes there is a cup shaped part that holds the washer but nothing else so it must be intended to go around the stem

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