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Old 02-25-2007, 02:44 AM   #1
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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?



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Old 02-25-2007, 06:17 AM   #2
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What brand is this faucet?


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Old 02-25-2007, 07:06 PM   #3
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Sounds like a delta/delex with a broken handle to me.
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Old 03-01-2007, 04:27 PM   #4
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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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The stop on the cartridge may be broken off.
Replace the cartidge.
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