Plumbing in the Home/Glacier Bay Faucet Repair

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The bathtub faucet, single handle, has developed a leak.  Purchased from Home Depot, I'm told it is a Glacier Bay product. I replaced the cartridge but the leak persists.  I see there are two rubber seats and springs in the pipe, but I have not replaced those because I can't find the replacement parts.  In the meantime, since the cartridge replacement is a straightforward repair, can I assume the seats and springs are the problem?  Thank you!

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Hello Michael,
Yes, that is most likely the problem. The rubber seals do wear out over time. They should always be replaced when the stem is replaced. I believe Glacier Bay products have a lifetime guarantee. If you contact their customer service department, they will probably send you whatever repair parts you need for free.
Best, Dana

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Dana Bostick

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Pretty much any residential plumbing questions. For "item specific" details such as a specific model of fixture, I will need to research and there may not be any useful information available. Note: I live and work in Southern California. We do not, as a rule, use hot water or steam heating systems, oil fired boilers or private water wells so my knowledge in those areas is pretty limited. There are others here on AllExerts that can probably answer those questions better.

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Retired, Licensed General Contractor with Plumbing license. Active Home Inspector, Litigation Consultant and Infrared Thermographer, Online Marketing specialist.

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