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!
Answer 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.
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