Leaking screwdriver stop in shower valve

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dgeist

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I recently installed an American Standard "Flash" shower rough-in valve with screwdriver stops. There was a TINY amount of leakage on the cold side that would drip once every minute or so. The day before my tile crew is set to arrive, I fiddled with it to try to get it to stop completely so things would be nice and dry for their work. Now I can't get it to go lower than a slow "drizzle". I'm concerned that I'll have to shut off water to the house to allow the tile work to be done (which is a bad thing with two adults telecommuting and two school-age kids distance learning).

These stops seem like simple quarter-turn cylinder valves, but I've never worked on them before. Are they replaceable stock item I should be able to source at my local plumbing supply? American Standard may be helpful but I've not been able to get through to customer service thus far.

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Dan
 
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Verify parts available at local plumbing supply . I've never serviced the stops nN luck on line with A. S. web site? btw fix leak before tiling it you may need to replace valve
 

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I was able to get a hold of AS. They identified that the part is m970451-0070a and it's serviceable with the tile installed (just with access via the fixture ring). They're sending me one under warranty. It'll take a few weeks but hopefully solves the problem.

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I have not seen these yet.

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That's good I think I actually just put one of those in few weeks ago. Owner provided didn't really check it out . No problems, seemed good
 
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