Replaced Valve Stem

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Old 07-09-03, 12:28 PM
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Replaced Valve Stem

I have just replaced the hot water valve stem to my shower becuase it was leaking. I used American Standard replacement part 2K-2H. After installking the stem, I still have a tiny leak, but not the stream that I had before placing the valve stem.

Did I miss replacing something else? Should the packing nut be tighter?
 
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Old 07-09-03, 12:48 PM
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If you put a new valve stem in, the only other thing in it that would leak is the seat.
Turn off the water and remove the new stem. Check the seat in the wall faucet body for pitting and corrosion with a flashlight and your fingertip.
You will need a valve seat tool and a new seat. They just screw out and in.
Good Luck!
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Old 07-09-03, 04:49 PM
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Mike,

Thank you. The valve seat was pitted. Fortunately, the stem I bought came packed with a new seat. I didn't know what it was until you suggested replacing the seat and checking for pitting. I bought a seat tool, and it was the easiest part of the job to do. No more leaks!
 
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Old 07-09-03, 05:56 PM
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Good for you!
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