Leaking Symmons Shower Valve

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Old 04-08-03, 12:45 PM
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Question Leaking Symmons Shower Valve

When I tightly turn my Symmons shower valve all the way off, I can still hear it running a bit and it has a fast leak that comes either out of the shower head or the spigot depending on where the diverter is set.

Do I need to replace the entire valve or is there something else I could replace to fix the situation? Thanks. -Steve
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Old 04-08-03, 03:46 PM
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You should be able to just replace a washer.
Take a look at the Symmons site for an illustrated view of the type that you have, get the right part, turn the water off, and replace it.
You also can do a Search above on how-to for repairing faucets.
If you need any help, just come back on this same thread and ask. We'll be glad to try to help you.
Good Luck!
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symmons' sysmatic error?

The same problem here.
The valve was turned to the full OFF, but the water still drip.
You could finally SHUT it off, but the effort is terrible. The whole
base was shaked away from the installed position.
At first I thought the washers are old and bad, but they are not.
Even so, I replace all from kit TA-9.
But the same situation remains the same.
Is this a design mistake or intentional joke?
Actually, both cold and hot washers are squizzed to some extent.
Then where comes the dripping water? How to shut valve without
a great effort that has caused other problems?
Thanks for your attention and right answer, in advance.

P.S. I noticed this is an old problem back to 2004. Any thing has been done on
the manufacturing side?
A valve should be functional smoothly, not to the limit of a strong MAN.
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I see you started a new thread. I will close this old post.
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