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Water Leak from Jacuzzi Water Rainbow Fill Spout

I purchased my used home recently, and I have a water leak from the spout when the water is turned off. I do not have an owners manual. How do I go about repairing the leak?

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  • Colin60 Aug 04, 2009

    Jacuzzi Water Rainbow Fill Spout

  • Colin60 Aug 10, 2009

    Thanks. I'll give this a try.

  • Colin60 Aug 10, 2009

    Hi:

    I have looked at the Spout assembly and the valves located in the cold and hot water handles. They do not appear to have the characteristics of Deeathstalker's description. The handles simply lift off, with no screws, and what I see underneath is different.

  • Colin60 Aug 10, 2009

    Hi:

    I have looked at the Spout assembly and the valves located in the cold and hot water handles. They do not appear to have the characteristics of Deeathstalker's description. The handles simply lift off, with no screws, and what I see underneath is different.

  • Kenneth Reaume' May 11, 2010

    Can you look around the spout or the handles and tell me the brand name on it please I can then walk you through a step by step repair. Thx

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Ok you will need to replace the rubber seat and spring under each valve. You start by removing the plastic insert in the center of the valve. Remove the screw inside of handle and pull handle off. There will be a gasket under that and then you will see a bonnet. MAKE SURE THE MAIN WATER IS OFF before you proceed any further. Remove the bonnet by turning it counterclockwise. Once you have removed the bonnet then pull the stem out make sure you take care to notice exactly how it came out. Underneath the stem is a rubber seat and spring you can use a phillips screwdriver to insert in them and remove both. Replace them with new ones and re-install. If you are not very good at this sort of thing I recommend you call a repairman. Inserting of the stem back in its proper place is extremely important as it has to seat or it will not function properly. If you have any questions just ask.

Thx

Posted on Aug 04, 2009

  • Kenneth Reaume' Aug 22, 2009

    Hey there ...........I see that the description I gave you was not the same as what you have. That description came directly from the manufacturer. Please try and describe to me exactly what you see when you remove the handles so I can determine the proper steps in removing the stem to replce the seats.



    Thx

    Deathstalker



    P.S. we have a premium chat service if you wish to use it as I could chat with you directly and walk you through the steps.

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