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    Default Removing a shower pfister valve

    I'm having trouble removing a shower pfister valve.

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    How do I get the stem out?

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    First get a 1/2" drive socket which fits into that sleeve snugly, usually a 15/16" one. Then use Chanelock pliers to unscrew the sleeve, the socket will keep the sleeve from distorting. Then you can unscrew the stem with a deep socket or a faucet socket wrench.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hj View Post
    First get a 1/2" drive socket which fits into that sleeve snugly, usually a 15/16" one. Then use Chanelock pliers to unscrew the sleeve, the socket will keep the sleeve from distorting. Then you can unscrew the stem with a deep socket or a faucet socket wrench.
    Thanks! Got it out. Now to find what looks like a very large washer. Is this a unique pfister washer? The OD of the cup that holds the washer is about .75 in.

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    The washer is trade size 3/8L. You also need the seat the washer seals against (that is why the washer is ripped up). The OEM # is 970-500 for the seat.

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    Thanks so much to everyone for all your help! Problem solved!

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    quote; Problem solved!

    For now. If I, or some other good plumber, had fixed it, we would have made it a "lifetime" repair so you wouldn't have to worry about it any more.
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