leaky faucet in shower

Old 09-10-01, 01:17 PM
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Well here is an easy one! I hope! I have a leaky shower faucet,hot and cold. Everyone i know says that it is an easy fix but so far nobody has told me how! I know that the knobs aren't turning all the way off so i am assuming bad washers???? Help, thanks
Old 09-10-01, 01:43 PM
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I assume a two-handle shower faucet assembly, so you're right. Easy fix.
Get a set of valve sockets (about $10 bucks):

Remove the handles, find the one that fits your valves, and unscrew them counter-clockwise.
Take them to the local big box or hardware store, and get new washers and o-rings for them.
Check the valve seats with a flashlight and your fingertip while the valves are out.
If they have a square or hex opening, they are replaceable.
It takes a valve seat tool (or a large matching-size Allen wrench) to unscrew them.
If they need replacing, use a flat wrap or two of teflon tape clockwise only around the seat threads.
(You don't need teflon tape for the valve assembly.)
Good Luck! Mike

Old 09-11-01, 10:32 AM
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Thanks Mike, I'll give it a try

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