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When I install this stem it turns and turns. What am I doing wrong?

This is a shower wall valve stem. I've taken out the old leaky one and am installing a new one. when installed, the value handle spins endlessly.

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It sounds like you didn't get the valve in properly. Is the newer required type? (Single stem) ,or is the older brass type? When you install the single type, they have a tab to keep the valve handle from spinning. Also, the valve can make the hot water either left or right depending on whether the valve is turned up or turned down before you install the handle.

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