This is the third page on how to repair a
Gerber tub and shower faucet with two or three
handles. to go back to page one click the link
Insert the seat removal tool into
the seat, be sure to use the correct end
of the tool, one side is square and the
other has 6 sides. Most seats are made
of brass a soft metal and will strip
very easy. Using a universal type seat
removal tool is likely to strip the seat
because they are tapered and do not make
a perfect fit.
The right tool for the job applies here.
Once the tool is all the way inside
of the seat, use a pipe wrench or a
crescent wrench to turn the seat counter
clockwise to remove it.
Be careful not to drop the seat down
the wall, but if you do don't worry, you
should replace the seat anyway and if
you are going to replace the Gerber stem
with a ceramic type stem you will not be
replacing the seat at all.
This is what the seat looks like on
the seat removal tool, notice how nice
and tight it fits.
This is the Gerber bib seat that I
removed from this shower valve.
Always use plumbers grease on all
threads when reinstalling anything into
a Gerber faucet, it makes it go in easer
and makes it come out easer the next
time the faucet needs to be repaired.
It's best to replace all 3 seats the
diverter, the middle handle uses the
same seat as the hot and cold stems but
the stem is different.
This is the old Gerber stem,
sometimes all you need to do is replace
the washer. but a new stem will work