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ebonysw45 02-25-2007 02:44 AM

tap turns water on when turning left or right?
 
I have a problem with a hot water tap and I don't think it is simply a washer replacement. The tap now has an unusual problem. I find it very hard to turn off. I can turn on the water by turning the tap to the right or left.

I still have to turn the tap right to turn it off but if I go too far the water comes back on.

What is the problem? Is it the valve seat?

Cheers

Ron The Plumber 02-25-2007 06:17 AM

What brand is this faucet?

gitnerdun 02-25-2007 07:06 PM

Sounds like a delta/delex with a broken handle to me.

mikemy6 03-01-2007 04:27 PM

Yes, take off the H cap remove the screw pull off the handle do the same to C put the cold handle onto the hot and see if this fixes it, if it does replace both.
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1 did you read the dissclaimer on this sight
2 do your shutoffs hold

redline 03-04-2007 01:48 PM

The stop on the cartridge may be broken off.
Replace the cartidge.


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