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Sterling shower stem replacement, anyone know how? I changed it out, hard to turn, and slips at times

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Sterling like many others made many different types of faucets and stems. To service any of them you need to remove the handle. Then depending on the type of stem you can make your repairs. Most common Sterling stems were brass. Most common cause of slipping is stripped broach on stem and or handle. The broach is the star shaped part of the stem that the handle slides on. If it is stripped replacing the stem and or handle should do the trick. As for the tighteness of the stem, this could be the packing nut on top being to tight or stem may be damaged. Hope this helps. Please share a vote if it does.

Posted on May 06, 2010

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    Dane Kimball Mar 19, 2014

    I need to replace my shower handle because it has come loose. We had someone come "tighten" it but it came loose again. I think it would be best to just replace the whole thing completely. Looks like I'm gonna have to call a plumber. Central Plumbing Specialties Co.

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