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globetraveler 05-12-2008 05:58 PM

Leaking Shower Head
 
Howdy!

I recently finished showering and turned off both handles to the hot and cold water. Only I discovered that the hot water was still leaking. the handle is closed, but water still leaks out. I also noticed some pink rubber pieces when i disconnected the hose. Their doesnt appear to be leaks, i do not see water on the ceiling downstairs. What can cause this? Please help.:eek:

MacRoadie 05-12-2008 06:18 PM

It sounds like the valve seat is leaking on the hot side of the mixer valve. It's allowing water to bypass the valve when in the closed position. That red rubber is likely what's left of the washer on the end of the valve stem that compresses against the seat to cut off the flow of water.

globetraveler 05-12-2008 06:31 PM

location of valve seat
 
MacRoadie,

Is the valve seat on the hot side located under the handle assembly or more where they connect further back (behind tile wall)

Globetraveler:huh:

Quote:

Originally Posted by MacRoadie (Post 122774)
It sounds like the valve seat is leaking on the hot side of the mixer valve. It's allowing water to bypass the valve when in the closed position. That red rubber is likely what's left of the washer on the end of the valve stem that compresses against the seat to cut off the flow of water.


MacRoadie 05-12-2008 06:39 PM

It is way back behind the wall. If you envision the valve stem as kind of like an "axle" (for lack of a better term), the handle attaches to one end, and the washer in question is located at the opposite end. Here is a website that shows a pretty good sequence of photos and descriptions of the repair:

http://oldhomeblog.blogspot.com/2007...et-repair.html

globetraveler 05-14-2008 07:06 PM

Many Thanks
 
MacRoadie,

Thank you very much. your information was invaluable and the problem was fixed.:thumbsup:

Quote:

Originally Posted by MacRoadie (Post 122781)
It is way back behind the wall. If you envision the valve stem as kind of like an "axle" (for lack of a better term), the handle attaches to one end, and the washer in question is located at the opposite end. Here is a website that shows a pretty good sequence of photos and descriptions of the repair:

http://oldhomeblog.blogspot.com/2007...et-repair.html



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