Originally Posted by canadaclub
All three, same app applies
Canadaclub! Thank you, I fixed my problem by your advice! However, I'm not sure if the cartridge/stem was shot or just needed tightning and a missing washer because it still looked new. I did not take the chance and replaced it with a new one, tight it up real good and the dripping stopped.
I also deduced that not all 3 needed to be replaced because I had put a bucket there nights before and the water that was collected was warm, so I figure it was the hot water side that was wrong. If you can't turn it off then no matter if you're using spout or shower head, it would drip. So the diverter isn't necessary broken.
Anyway, once the hot water cartridge was replaced. The dripping stopped for both spout and shower.
This has been educational too because I'm inexperience, I made some rookie mistakes. Like removing the stem to early after the water was shut off. There was still leftover water pouring out and it leaked downstairs above my laundry room. Everything is okay now, but I know there is a puddle of water above my laundry room ceiling. Anything I can do about that?