Hard water? (faucet)
Posted by Steve Nadler on July 10, 1999 at 20:39:32:
It sounds like you have an 09 series single handle tub/shower. The faucet uses our older Avante cartridge (s74-292). After about 4-5 years of use the cartridge can become stiff and may need replacing.

However, if you used WD-40 or any type oil it will temporaily improve but soon become almost impossible to use.

In the future, I recommend you only use silicon based plumbers grease on this (or any) faucet. Oil based lubricants can cause the rubber washers/o-rings to bloat and this will make the operation very difficult.

If you email me your name and address I will be happy to send you out a new cartridge along with a small tube of the recommended silicon grease.

Look forward to hearing from you.

Steve Nadler
Consumer Service Manager
Price Pfister, Inc.
email: steven.nadler@bdk.com


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