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rchandyman
Re: Symmons Temptrol scalding/leaking

Problem solved -
I used the hot water washer from my old spindle on the the new spindle and now it shuts off properly with no extra effort on the handle and without any drips.
The old washer clearly had a u-channel on its seating surface that was not just worn in - it was formed that way.
I called Symmons to ask about this. The phone help's knowldege seems to be limited to the current parts list so they were unable to shed any light on what kind of a washer might have been used on an 18yr old temptrol.

dj1
Re: Symmons Temptrol scalding/leaking

Good for you.

supermario
Re: Symmons Temptrol scalding/leaking

I am so glad I found this thread because I was having the problem with the faucet not shutting off after making repairs, and was going crazy trying to figure out what was going on. The suggestion to use the old hot water washer and screw in the new spindle, along with making sure the hot water seat was fully set did the trick for me. My valve is 18 years old and for some reason the new hot/cold water washers just don't seal properly.

chrisdeben
Re: Symmons Temptrol scalding/leaking
supermario wrote:

I am so glad I found this thread because I was having the problem with the faucet not shutting off after making repairs, and was going crazy trying to figure out what was going on. The suggestion to use the old hot water washer and screw in the new spindle, along with making sure the hot water seat was fully set did the trick for me. My valve is 18 years old and for some reason the new hot/cold water washers just don't seal properly.

Hi all, this thread solved my problem, too, so I wanted to share my experience so that it may help someone else. I have a Symmons Temptrol that I use in an outdoor shower on Cape Cod. At the end of the summer season, I remove the valve and drain the water to prevent freezing, then reinstall. Well, I learned the hard way about turning the valve into the warm position before removal, and I damaged the TA-10 spindle. I purchased a new one and replaced it and all worked fine, but when I turned the shower off cold water continued to run. I replaced the hot water washer (part T-6) with the one from the old spindle, and it worked! The shape of the washer is clearly different when you look at them. Thanks for the solution!

Firemedic
Re: Symmons Temptrol scalding/leaking

I am so glad I found this thread. I replaced the TA-10 spindle on my 15 year plus tub/shower valve and had a cold water leak. Tried OEM and after market and had same result. Swapped out the hot water washer and no more leak. Thank you rchandyman.

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