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Old 08-28-2015, 09:47 AM   #1
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I have an old PF three-handle shower faucet. It started leaking and I removed the deformed (compressed) washer from the stem end of the cold valve and put on a new one as I have done before. Still drips cold water. When the valve was out I fingered the valve seat and it seemed smooth to me. What's going on? Thanks.
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You may have an old worn seat and stem. Is it something like the photo. May need a rebuild kit for it. Just a suggestion.

Please wait for the plumbers to respond. Thanks.

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Old 08-28-2015, 02:19 PM   #3
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I would replace the seat even it the existing one seem smooth. They are cheep and no reason to get into the faucet again in a few days. If it is still dripping from the spout it may be the washer you put in is to hard to set to the seat. Happens a lot when the washers are old. If it is coming out around the handle the o-rings or packing on the stem may need to be changed.
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Put in new seat. Washer is the same kind I've been using without problems for years. Still leaking from spout, So what's the problem?
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Did you replace both hot and cold?
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I would do both sides hot and cold...and use beveled washers....also check the shower diverter washer as well..sometimes after showering the water drips from the pipe leading to shower head for a while...then it stops...
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Used bevelled washer. Didn't put new seat on hot side: drip is cold and continual, so not from diverter.
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