I have a Kohler 2 handle tub/shower, and the hot water handle is
stuck. Thus I will need to replace the compression stem. Doing a
search on the Home Depot online catalog under Kohler stems, I see a
variety available. Will any Kohler compression stem work, or does the
stem have to be an exact replacement?
They (like all the other mfr's) made dozens of different designs.
You have to have an exact match for the faucet model.
Better, take the stem to a good plumbing supply house;
they will match it on the spot.
<< I have a Kohler 2 handle tub/shower, and the hot water handle is stuck. Thus
I will need to replace the compression stem. >>
Call Kohler Customer Service and get a parts list for the faucet set. They can
supply almost anything you need for pretty nominal prices. Good luck.
On 20 Dec 2003 13:54:13 GMT, email@example.com (Joe Bobst) wrote:
I think the problem may just be no heatproof grease lubricating the
bonnet nut/ stem assembly. This morning, before I was going to head
off to Home Depot, I removed the stem/nut from the wall, used a hammer
to pound the stem through the nut, put it back in, and now the handle
turns. i wonder if it is just the absence of lubrication?
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