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Old 07-28-2008, 07:24 AM   #1
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anyone have an answer to 'whistling pipes' while in the shower? if you push the spout plug down, then up again...sometimes it stops. so it could be maybe air in there? how do i stop this annoying noise?

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it sounds like you have a bad diverter spout. Replace the tub spout. Or just sing louder.

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bad? hmmm, badly MADE then, i put that in NEW, and it's done it all along.... i changed the shower head too... is the noise then air coming up into the shower line? i'm more curious about the physics of it now.... i wonder if a new washer in the spout might help... IS there a washer in there? lol i do seem to remember it was a cheap, made in china junk piece so that's most likely my answer...

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I think you just answered your question. What is probably happening is, when you close off the spout to use the shower, air is being sucked upward through the spout (siphoning) and the diverter is acting like a "reed" instrument. Easier to change the spout than try to fix a diverter.
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It is very likely that it was badly made. We had a rash of this exact problem a couple of years ago and had to change brands of spouts. They really aren't worth trying to repair.
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