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Old 07-07-2012, 10:54 AM   #1
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Hey Guys,

I've got a real problem. The diverter rod on my shower faucet pulls up VERY hard. The faucet is only about four years old, so I'm baffled as to why this might be happening already and how to go about fixing/replacing it. I'd prefer to just fix it if possible.

I reached underneath the faucet and it appears as though there might be some type of set screw down there holding the faucet in place. Is that my starting point? Do I loosen that screw and start dismantling the faucet? Any and all help will be appreciated!!

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Old 07-07-2012, 12:43 PM   #2
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Hey Guys,

I've got a real problem. The diverter rod on my shower faucet pulls up VERY hard. The faucet is only about four years old, so I'm baffled as to why this might be happening already and how to go about fixing/replacing it. I'd prefer to just fix it if possible.

I reached underneath the faucet and it appears as though there might be some type of set screw down there holding the faucet in place. Is that my starting point? Do I loosen that screw and start dismantling the faucet? Any and all help will be appreciated!!

Is this what your talking about,if so yes the set screw is wher you start.

http://www.homedepot.com/Plumbing-Pl...|b|17343593861

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Old 07-07-2012, 12:51 PM   #3
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Actually I've got it fixed already...at least for the time being. I made a trip to the hardware store, where one of the employees is a retired gentleman who used to be a master plumber. He instructed me to simply spray some WD-40 in the small hole that the rod passes through, and also from the bottom up through the faucet, let it penetrate for a few minutes and then try working the rod. It worked like a charm. We'll see how long that lasts. He also showed me how to disassemble the faucet to lubricate it more thoroughly if need be.

But thank you for responding!!
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