Loosen A Bathtub Faucet Valve

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  1. May 6, 2011 #1

    BRIANL00

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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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    So you don't need to replace them...
     

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