Re: leaking kohler shower faucet
Posted by hj on February 21, 2004 at 15:42:48:
In response to Re: leaking kohler shower faucet
From the description, since I do not know the Danco numbers, I assume it is a Kohler barrel stem with the actual operating mechanism, seat, and washer inside it. If so it is leaking because you are not getting it tight enough.

: I'm a beginner at plumbing and tried to fix a leaking shower faucet. The brand is kohler (house is about 40 years old). I replaced the stems with new danco hot & cold stems (6N-2H & 6N-2C). Also replaced a #33 o-ring on what I think is called the packing nut. Put it all together and now the faucet leaks much worse!

: What I found very strange is that there was no seal where the bottom of the step meets what I think is called the seat; the bottom of the stem has a whitish plastic surface. I'm wondering if this is adequate to seal the stem to the seat, or if I should have put any petroleum jelly on this before reassembly.

: I'd appreciate any advice with this!

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