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Old 06-23-2007, 09:55 AM   #1
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I am installing new valve stems in my shower, I have bought all new parts that are the same as I have taken out. The spring in the back of the valve stem will not seat fully into the valve. Is there a trick to getting this peice in? Right now when I turn on the water to the house water flows slowly from the spout.

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Old 06-23-2007, 10:17 AM   #2
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Did you put the garments over the top of the springs?

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if you mean the black rubber thing that goes over half the spring, yes
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Old 06-23-2007, 10:26 AM   #4
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When you put them over the springs did the edges of it recess into the seat area?
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no, it sticks out a about 1/16 or so, i tried to push it further but it just comes right back out
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Old 06-23-2007, 10:39 AM   #6
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Thats how they work, if you have the old springs use them and the new rubber ends, see if that works, did a shower valve the other day, the springs were not the same, so use old ones with new washers and that worked, if the springs were the same then is it possible you damaged one of the rubbers when you installed them? Pull them and see if there ok.
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i will try that. Does the rubber part fit onto the spring where it would semi hard to pull off or does it just sit on top and could fall off i turned it upside down?
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Sits over the end of the spring
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one more thing, is it suposed to be easy to put the spring in or is there some trick that i am missing
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The spring sits in there loosely the rubber holds the the spring in place, after it's in you should be able to push in on them and feel them as they push inward then when letting go they will return to there position, they will feel spongy when seated properly.
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Also look to see if there are deep scratches on the ball where it meets the seats.
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I cant tell if there are scratches. I tried putting the old spring back in cause it looked like it was a bit shorter than the new one but it still didnt seat right. When i took the spring out the rubber thing fit if perfect. So I know this isnt a perminent fix but I made the new spring a bit short by cutting a little off to get it in till I can make it back to the faucet store I got the springs from. I still have more new springs if you guys can think of something I doing wrong.
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Is the springs your using cone shaped or straight?
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its like a cylinder, with a little white plastic peice at the end
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Those are the ones to use, how about the rubber seats, where they long or short ones, some are long some are short. Not sure what you got in the rebuilt kit you bought.

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