I have an old Kohler tub faucet that won't stop dripping. I removed both stems and changed the bibb washers....still leaking and I really have to tighten the heck out of the stem to get the handle to stop turning endlessly. So , I thought the barrels on this stem which seem to be the equivlant of a seat might need replaced. This makes the problem a bit worse with regard to drippage and the handle spinning with no stopping point when you try to shut it off. It keeps turning even though the water has stopped flowing except for the drip of course. I did finally get the handle to stop turning... but again I accomplished this only by tighening the stem as far as I could and then it still dripped. I even managed to find a stem that matched it in an old hardware store so I installed it on the cold side but it didn't make any difference. Still drips. I dont have shut offs on the tub pipes(solid galv. pipe) so I can't even tell which side is still dripping . There is a pick of my stem attached....if I did it correctly. In the Danco book it says I have a K-7030 or a K-7100 bath fixture. Can anyone shed some light on this for me?
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Unstoppable tub faucet dripping