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Step by step instruction showing how to stop a shut off valve from leaking at the stem. Water shut off valves often leak at the handle or the stem after they have been turned. It's easy to fix a bathroom sink, toilet or any other shut off valve that leaks through the stem after it's been turned. The packing or bonnet nut can be tightened to stop a valve that is leaking when it is open. Sometimes Teflon packing rope needs to be added under the packing nut to stop the leak.

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