Hot bathtub/shower handle leaks

Old 07-08-01, 08:50 AM
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Hello, my hot water handle leaks when the hot water is turned on, it also leaks when cold water is turned on but no hot water. I have a three handle shower/bath the middle turns on the shower. I just need some direction, it does not leak when both the handles are off, however if you turn on eithert the cold or hot water it leaks out of the hot water handle. Thanks, keith
Old 07-08-01, 09:19 AM
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Sounds like you just need to replace the o-ring(s) on the hot water valve stem.
Get a set of plumber's valve sockets:

and find the one that fits your valve.
Turn off the breaker or gas to your water heater, turn off the cold water supply to your water heater (cuts off hot water only), open the bathroom sink hot water faucet to relieve pressure, remove the valve and replace the o-ring(s).
Good Luck!


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