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I have an American Standard Colony? bathtub faucet set that has been leaking at the spout. I thought the reason for the leak was the seats and rubber washers needed to be replaced. After doing so I still have a leak. I have double checked the seats are not cross threaded and the washers are secured by the screw. How likely is it that this be caused by the stem assembly being worn out? It looks like it may the original stem assembly. Sid

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Try checking to see if the seat is tight enough ..if this faucet uses old scool washers and seats the only way around the seat is the threads ...so try to tighten a little more or try beveled washers ..to see if that works ...the tub when you turn off will normally take 1 min to stop dripping because of the water in the shower tube will drain after shut off..let me know ..good luck../joe/

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Check these items:

1. If you installed new faucet seats, did you add a little pipe joint compound to the threads before installing them?

2. Make sure the shower diverter is in the off position and you're not seeing water leaking from the spout that could be coming from the shower pipe or residual water from the shower head.

3. Make sure you have the correct faucet washers - some or tapered and some are flat and must fit the stem counter bore correctly and that the counter bore isn't damaged or the stem shaft isn't bent. Make sure the waskers are the correct hardness.

4. Make sure the screws that secure the faucet washers are tight, but not too tight. It doesn't hurt to add a little pipe joint compound to the screws.

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