Kohler valve seat problems

Discussion in 'Shower & Bathtub Forum & Blog' started by mtwarila, Nov 22, 2005.

  1. mtwarila

    mtwarila New Member

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    We just replaced the valve seats on our koler bathtub faucett and now when we turn the water back on, water pours down the wall behind the bathtub into the basement. We used the correct seats ordered from kohler. Help!
     
  2. hj

    hj Moderator & Master Plumber Staff Member

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    leak

    The seats go inside the faucet so even if you used the wrong ones it would not leak inside the wall. You must have left off the seals on the stems when you reinstalled them. That would make a leak.
     
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  4. mtwarila

    mtwarila New Member

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    Kohler Leak problem

    we also replaced all washers in stem. Water pours like a waterfall
     
  5. plumber1

    plumber1 Plumber

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    How old is the faucet?

    Maybe when you took the stems out the cap thread washers fell behind the wall.

    If you didn't leave something out you may not have put it back properly, but we can't see the faucet and stem.

    Is it an o-ring stem seal or a graphite packing gland?
     
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