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Thread: Bathtub faucet hard to turn off

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    Default Bathtub faucet hard to turn off

    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.

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    Retired Defense Industry Engineer jadnashua's Avatar
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    Sep 2004
    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.
    Jim DeBruycker
    Important note - I'm not a pro
    Retired Defense Industry Engineer; Schluter 2.5-day Workshop Completed 2013, 2014

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    DIY Junior Member stephnej's Avatar
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    Nov 2004

    Red face

    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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