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Help6523

06:48PM | 05/06/06
Member Since: 05/05/06
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Bvplumbing
Help! I hope someone can help me. I have a shower that is on the fritz. Water pours out of the bottom spout just fine, but when I pull the knob to activate the shower, only 50% of the water comes out of the shower head while the other 50% continues to come out of the bottom spout. What should I do? I like fixing things, but if this is major, should I call and expert?

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Sylvan

10:05AM | 05/07/06
Member Since: 01/24/06
1449 lifetime posts
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You have a defective diverter.

The type you have depends on the manufacturer and type of shower body

Some types are on the tub spout with either a gate that drops down or a plunger either one stops the flow to the spout and forces the water up to the shower supply line.

The diverter that is an integral part of the shower needs to either be repaired with a washer like Gerber 3 valve body or a cartridge type.

Best bet get the name and if possible the model of the shower body you have and just buy the exact replacement. Most of the time the water does not need to be shut off but to be safe shut it.


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