Extra turn to start water running Price Pfister 3-handled shower

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  1. Samuel Shlozberg

    Samuel Shlozberg New Member

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    I have replaced a leaky hot water handle cartridge (and seat) in an old Price Pfister 3-handle shower. Leak has stopped but now I need to turn the handle about 270 degrees before the water starts running.

    What did I do wrong?
     
  2. hj

    hj Moderator & Master Plumber Staff Member

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    Could be any of several possibilities, but they all involve something not tight enough. For what its worth, I SELDOM "repaired" Pfister compression stems. I usually converted the valve to 1/4 turn lifetime ceramic stems with modern trim and handles.
     
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  4. Samuel Shlozberg

    Samuel Shlozberg New Member

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    Thx. I probably would do that too if I knew how :)
     
  5. hj

    hj Moderator & Master Plumber Staff Member

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    correct, but now you know WHY I seldom repaired them. Check your washers to be sure they are tight.
     
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