Bathtub faucet hard to turn off

Discussion in 'Shower & Bathtub Forum & Blog' started by ubroosm, Nov 17, 2004.

  1. ubroosm

    ubroosm New Member

    Nov 17, 2004
    I have an old Moen single pull-on bathtub faucet that controls temp by turning the plastic handle left and right. It has become very hard to shut the water off. Is there a way to 'grease' the handle to make it easier to shut off? Any advice would be appreciated. Thank you.
  2. jadnashua

    jadnashua Retired Defense Industry Engineer xxx

    Sep 2, 2004
    Retired Systems engineer for defense industry.
    New England
    Not sure, but they may make a rebuild kit for your valve. It probably contains new o-rings and maybe a few other parts (usually not very expensive). Might be time for this. Sometimes these kits come with grease. You might also be able to find info on their web site.
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  4. stephnej

    stephnej New Member

    Nov 13, 2004
    I had the same problem and I just replaced the old with the new. it shuts off easily and it looks better. price and instillation was all good.
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