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Mansfield Silcock

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I have 2 identical hot and cold) Mansfield 500 silcocks /vacum breaker
installed side by side. Approx 20 yrs old The cold would not shut off.
I got a repair kit and handle kit. Repairing the stem pieces easy enough
but now I can't get the stem assembly to seat properly back into the
the silcock . therefore handle won't operate the valve. I take the same assembly I just repaired and it installs fine on the hot silcock side This leads me to believe that there is something in the internals of the silcock that is warn out? There is nothing more to replace ?
I also tried installing the hot side stem asembly( yes they are identical) into the cold one ,again no luck . Won't seat.

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