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I installed the stem units for a three handled shower/faucet for my bathtub. While the hot water flows correctly, the cold just dribbles. Does it have anything to do with how the stems are oriented? I have no instructions for the system was installed before I moved in...I have no previous experience with this...please help!

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  • Cornelius Badie Nov 12, 2010

    I'm sorry, but this is not even close to the type of faucet I just replace...there was no leak, I just had to replace the extenders attached to the stems that held the handles (Delta Model# RP18627). When I replaced the assemblies, that is when the problem started. There is no installation data on the website, so I am at a loss...This stuff was never cover in carpentry class...lol...Unfortunately, the system has been discontinued. I'm beginning to think they don't even make 2 handle systems where the faucet are installed in the wall...by the way, the stem model number is RP1740.

  • Cornelius Badie Nov 17, 2010

    That was it...I stuffed a rubberized rag into the pipe so I could run water in the house while I found the replacement parts. A piece of it became lodged in the line leading to the spout...Thanks...

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Welcome to fixya!

I see that you just replaced the stims of the faucet for the tub. There is another part that you need to also change it is caled the faucet seat. It is located it the valve body. You will need to get a seat wrench like on this linkbelow. You can get it at any hardware store.

http://www.google.com/products/catalog?q=seat+wrench&hl=en&prmd=ivs&resnum=1&wrapid=tlif12893669085721&um=1&ie=UTF-8&cid=15000375337516058701&ei=Vy7aTNuCEZH0tgPPj4W3Bw&sa=X&oi=product_catalog_result&ct=result&resnum=2&ved=0CGkQ8wIwAQ#

The reason why you need to change the seat is because the seats get a chip in them and that is where you are gitting the leak from. Here is what the set looks like out of the valve. You can also get them at any hardware store. Make sure that you take the seat with you to the store sence there is about 20 diffrent ones out.

http://www.google.com/products/catalog?hl=en&q=faucet+seat&um=1&ie=UTF-8&cid=5992378774709349018&ei=8S7aTLKDDIy8sAOvtNHMBw&sa=X&oi=product_catalog_result&ct=result&resnum=4&ved=0CH0Q8wIwAw#

Here is how you replace the seat on this link below. fig 3

http://www.doityourself.com/stry/leakywasherfaucet

Good Luck

Posted on Nov 10, 2010

  • Jyackle5
    Jyackle5 Nov 12, 2010

    If you have replaced the stem and you did not flush out the line before you put the stem back in you might have some debris that is blocking the flow. I have seen this in my 18 years of plumbing repairs.





    Good Luck

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