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catzpah 02-09-2010 07:01 PM

Faucet replaced but water still running
 
I successfully replaced the entire cold faucet (new washers of course) but the water still won't turn off. And it's not just dripping. I've got a steady stream of cold water.

Any thoughts? I hate having to go outside and turn off all the water .... especially in the rain.

-KR

Thurman 02-09-2010 07:39 PM

Errr, Ahhh, you replaced the washer, right? What about the "seat" the washer seals against? One small chip=one large dribble. David

Alan 02-09-2010 08:13 PM

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Originally Posted by Thurman (Post 397226)
Errr, Ahhh, you replaced the washer, right? What about the "seat" the washer seals against? One small chip=one large dribble. David

:thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup:

catzpah 02-09-2010 09:43 PM

Yup -- replaced the seat and the washer. So I dunno....it's frustrating. Can't see any chips anywhere. If the water pressure is too high, could that make it leak? -KR

Alan 02-09-2010 09:49 PM

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Originally Posted by catzpah (Post 397307)
Yup -- replaced the seat and the washer. So I dunno....it's frustrating. Can't see any chips anywhere. If the water pressure is too high, could that make it leak? -KR

Yes it could. Check your pressure.

Also, when you replaced the washer, were there stamped numbers and letters on it? Sometimes we have to shave them off to get the washer to sit flat.

catzpah 02-10-2010 03:12 PM

I'll check for the numbers and the water pressure.

Also fixed part of the problem by replacing the other faucet which did have a big chip.

Thanks for the advice! -- KR


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