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I have a sta -rite valve and the handle does not turn. What could be the problem?

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If I can assume that you are speaking about a sta-rite multi-port valve it is one or all of the following.
1. The silicone disk underneath the handle is worn (this is what makes the handle glide when trying to turn it)
2. The spider gasket inside the valve is worn and sticking.
3. The handle spring is rusted and catching on the valve body.
Solution: Replace spring, silicon disk and spider gasket.

Posted on Nov 10, 2010

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