Re: stripped threads on faucet stem?
Posted by hj on September 22, 19100 at 00:33:33:
In response to Re: stripped threads on faucet stem?
You could have stripped either or both. As for the repair, it depends on the faucet. Some have both threaded pieces in their replacement stems. Otherwise, you can try replacing the stem, and if that does not work, then you will have to replace the faucet.

: The cold water faucet is a simple washer-type faucet. It was getting harder and harder to turn it off completely. Last night when turning it off, it suddenly was on full bore. Turning the handle further off would bring the flow back down to a slow trickle and turning any further would result in full flow again. I have replaced the washer, and this lets the faucet be turned off. But any extra tightening still results in full flow.

: Have I stripped the threads on the stem? If so, would the problem most likely be the threads on the stem itself or the threads in the part that the stem turns in?

: How might I repair this?

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