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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.
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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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Thanks folks. I'll look at getting a new one a real plumbing store. Any suggestions?


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