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Old 07-03-2011, 09:56 AM   #1
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Spout diverter not diverting all the water to shower head

I just installed a new shower faucet. The bathtub spout/diverter is not diverting all the water to the shower head when I pull up the tab. How do I fix this?



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Old 07-03-2011, 09:59 AM   #2
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What brand? is diverter on the spout or does it have a separate handle on the wall?


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Hi all, didn't see a reply to this. I am having the same issue. The diverter is in the spout itself. I'm going to keep searching the forum to hopefully find an answer.
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Spout diverters are often flimsy. Also the spout material (typically aluminum alloy) corrodes easily and the "valve seat" where the diverter engages gets pitted enough to not seal well.

A spout diverter merely blocks the spout opening. The water then takes the path of next least resistance which is the shower.
The good conscientious technician or serviceperson will carry extra oils and lubricants in case the new pump did not come with oil or the oil was accidentally spilled, so the service call can be completed without an extra visit.

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Old 09-10-2011, 12:38 PM   #5
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diverters are typically cheap construction grade and if you have hard water will corrode and pit very quickly. unscrew it (they usually twist off) and replace it with a new one of higher quality. they are not fixable.
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Old 09-10-2011, 05:21 PM   #6
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Thanks folks. I'll look at getting a new one a real plumbing store. Any suggestions?


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