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I have a Sterling tub & shower faucet that is about 25 years old that is leaking. I have replaced the seats & stems but it still continues to leak a small steady stream out of the tub spout. The replacement parts were purchsed @ ACE hardware but they are not made by Sterling. Can this be fixed without having to replace the faucet?

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Your fixture body may be corroded beyond repair. Since you've replaced all the rebuildable parts, I'd suggest you get a plumber to check it but expect that you'll need to replace the faucet. Get a modern "cartridge" (Delta, Moen or Kohler) fixture that can be easily repaired indefinitely.

Posted on Oct 28, 2017

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SOURCE: Moen Bath Tub Faucet

Hi varn4620,

I'm Harvey the Master Plumber.

Your question is: You had to replace the faucet in the tub due to a broken plastic piece in valve stem. Bought a Moen ripped the wall out and put new faucet in. Went good untill we turned the water on and the shower rained on us. Tightened everything you could find to tighten .Every time the water is turned on the shower rains. Can this be fixed or is the faucet broken?

Is this new faudet a single handle? If so I"ve had this experience also. Most of the time it's because the guts were not lined up properly at the factory. You may have to play with it a bit.
Turn off the water and take the handle off and remove the sleave, remove and rotate the guts. Try 90' at a time. Turn water on to try it. Useually one of the other 3 positions will be right. The correct position is there, but it may take time to find it.

Feel free contact me again!
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Thank you,
Harvey your Master Plumber

Posted on Sep 21, 2008

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SOURCE: my price pfister tub valve leaks

there is an o-ring inside the valve that seals. It has failed. They should sell a rebuild kit where you bought it, or dis-assemble, and take the failed oring in to have it matched to a new one.

Posted on Dec 26, 2008

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SOURCE: Leaking tub spout single handle volumne/thermostat

See if you can give me a head on picture.
From the top it looks like it could be a Kohler or Grohe.
Thanks,
sanray

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SOURCE: How to remove the corroded valve seat housing in my tub faucet

Some seats ae rremovable and some or not Some take a hex(allen) wrench and some take a square (seat removal tool)  Most of us use a seat grinder. (another tool to dress up the seat (Remove material) past the seat damage. You will find any of these tools at any hardware store that sells plumbing parts. If the seats have a square or hex hole remove and replace rather that grind(dress)the seat. All right hand threads meaning turn counter clock wise to remove. Take old seat to the American Standard plmbing supply outlet and then will match it up. Good fix-in to ya.

Posted on Feb 08, 2009

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SOURCE: kohler bath/shower diverter stem stuck on shower

Probably has water deposit minerals build up on it. Push and or pull with pliers until freely moves,soak in Lime away solvent ,toothbrush on.

Posted on Mar 16, 2009

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