Symmons shower/tub valve extremly hard to fully shut OFF

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Old 12-20-12, 07:15 AM
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Exclamation Symmons shower/tub valve extremly hard to fully shut OFF

I read some old thread about the same problem, all seems as
a simple issue. But it is not.

The problem is: the valve was turned to the full OFF, but the water still drip.
You could turn the handle even harder, and finally SHUT it off, but the effort is terrible. The whole valve 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.
Is this a design mistake or intentional test?
Actually, both cold and hot washers are squizzed to some extent.
Then the problem is 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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Old 12-21-12, 06:59 PM
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What do you mean by "The whole valve base was shaked away from the installed position."? Is it one of those faucets that the pressure & the temperature are controlled by the same handle?
 
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Old 12-22-12, 09:57 AM
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Yes. The temperature control is OK, only complaint is about the shut off, as the pipe behind the wall is not completely fixed, but hanging from above, so the shutting would cause the tub faucet woving around, that would cause water leak to teh back wall.
 
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Everything has to be remounted properly, first. If the shut off problem continues, the guts may have to be changed.
 
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