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the hot water faucet in my tub will not completely cut off,

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the hot water faucet in my tub will not completely cut off, am losing a lot of hot water and it seems to be getting worse. i have a three handle system in the tub, how do i repair the broken faucet?
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Plumbing
Expert:  Rick replied 5 years ago.

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Rick the plumber :

If the handle is seized on the stem then you will probably need a handle puller to get it off.

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Rick the plumber :

If you can get the handle off the chrome trim behind the handle will need to be removed so you can get to the hex that holds the stem (what the handle is attached to) out

Rick the plumber :

Once the stem is out you may find that the washer at the end of the stem is gone. You will probably need to replace the washer in any event. But you still aren't out of the woods since you need to be sure the seat inside the valve (faucet) body is not pitted or grooved. I suspect it will be. If it is you are probably out of luck since the chances of finding a seat are very slim

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Rick the plumber :

You are probably better off just replacing the the entire valve( faucet).

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