Hot water cartridge replacement

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    Matt W

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    I am new to DIY plumbing projects. I am replacing the hot water cartridge in my shower but can not get it installed correctly as no matter what I seem to do the hot water will not turn off at the faucet once I turn the hot water on in the basement. I am open to any and all suggestions.

     
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    You have the spring and washer in backwards. The spring goes into the valve body big side first and the washer goes over the spring.
     
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    I got a chuckle out of that one.
     
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    He might want to put a new spring and washer in as the spring might of messed up the washer.
     

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