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Old 05-06-2011, 07:37 AM  
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How do you loosen a stuck bathtub faucet valve? I have an old style bathtub faucet with the three knobs(hot, cold, diverter) and shower head. I DO NOT have access to the faucet from behind the shower wall. I can get to the nut on the valve, but I am afraid if I horse on it I may break something. I was thinking about using a penetrating oil or something to unfreeze the nut. The shower is a tub surround. The faucet is not leaking, but when I turn off the water, the water continues to drip for several seconds and finally stops. I want to replace the seals/washers.


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try using dw40, a liquid degreaser


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I'd try soaking it with a penetrating oil such as PBlaster.

However, if the faucet is not leaking then don't mess with it.
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The faucet is not leaking, but when I turn off the water, the water continues to drip for several seconds and finally stops. I want to replace the seals/washers.
So you don't need to replace them...
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