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stem faucetclick to hear

Device stopping or starting the flow of hot or cold water, as well as regulating its flow rate.
stem faucet valve seat thread spout spindle packing stem washer stem holder washer packing nut handle

valve seat click to hear

Part against which the stem washer presses to prevent leakage.

thread click to hear

Helical grooves at the end of the spout to which an accessory, such as an aerator, can be attached.

spout click to hear

Curved end out of which water flows.

spindle click to hear

Metal unit that provides the link between the handle and the stem washer.

packing click to hear

Gasket preventing the spindle from leaking.

stem washer click to hear

Stopper attached to the bottom of the spindle. When inserted into the valve seat, it blocks the inflow of water; when raised, it allows the water to flow.

stem holder click to hear

Bracket for the stem washer.

washer click to hear

Part inserted over the spindle that fits into the body of the faucet.

packing nut click to hear

Metal part allowing the packing to be tightened against the washer.

handle click to hear

When turned, raises or lowers the spindle, allowing the water to be turned off or on.