07:27AM | 08/14/01
Member Since: 08/13/01
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The piece of the spout in the tub that allows us to turn the shower on or off by pulling up or pushing down is stuck. It is a Delta brand. Please help. Can I spray it with WD40? or something.....Thank you for your response.


10:52AM | 08/15/01
Member Since: 03/13/00
1675 lifetime posts
If it won't move up or down, then chances are you'll need to get a kit of replacement parts. They have them at Lowes and Home Depot, as well as most hardware stores. To do the work:
shut off the water
remove the clear plastic handle by removing the screw that holds it on (under the "H and C" cap.
the part that this screw fits into is what you'll replace - it's a ball with some holes in it and a brass stem that the screw screws into.
unscrew the ribbed ring that holds all together
when you pull out the ball&stem there are 2 small springs and rubber seals that can fall out - they're included in the new kit.
replace the rubber seals and springs and the ball same as they came out - should be shown on the package.
put it all back together.

On the other hand, if you mean you can't remove the screw that holds the handle on (it happens), I suggest you CAREFULLY drill a very small hole in it. That should loosen it enough to get it to come out.

ps If you get a kit, there are off-brand kits for slightly cheaper. I've had poor luck with them. Get the brand name (Delta).


02:42PM | 08/15/01
Member Since: 09/01/00
312 lifetime posts
I believe you are speaking of the diverter control which sends water either to the tub or to the shower.There are many different models of Delta faucets and therefore different replacement kits.Either draw a picture of your faucet or take a picture and go to a plumbing supply store.If you find a knowlegable salesperson,they will find the parts you need and tell you how to fix it.Since this controls the water after it is turned on,you should be able to fix it without shutting the water off.


04:11AM | 08/16/01
Member Since: 03/13/00
1675 lifetime posts
Matches is probably right. I thought you meant the handle that turns water on and off. If it's the diverter that sends water to the shower head instead of the tub then he's got it. (I'm used to the ones that push in rather than lift.)
If you buy a new diverter, my same advice applies - buy the Delta brand, not the "store brand".

[This message has been edited by rpxlpx (edited August 16, 2001).]


06:36AM | 01/19/03
Member Since: 09/01/02
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Good morning, after reading a lot of posts on diy, it seems that a lot of people have the same problem I am having. My house is 21 years old, I moved in new, I for the first time changed the hot, cold and diverter stem on my 3 valve shower/tub. I bought the Danco replacements because they matched perfectly to my originals. After doing everything correctly, I turned on the shower and am getting about 20% water coming from the tub spout and 75% from the shower head. I have tried a million different things and nothing works, can you help me and the other 100's of people with the same problem, thank you for your time, if you would like can I call you?
John McErlain
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