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I have a sterling 2 handle tub faucet w/ diverter that is leaking even tho I have replaced the stem and seat twice. The rubber cup w/ spring continually gets eaten up and for some reason binds. Any suggestions.....

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One thing you might check is to make sure the spring is installed properly. The small end of the cone should be facing out.Thank you.

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