When I turn on the shower hot water still comes out of the faucet so the water pressure is lower and I run out of hot water. Is the problem with the shower head or faucet??
Thank you for any help
Hi ya doing nancyde55, sounds as if you've got a diverter problem on your hands. The diverter controls the flow of water to either the shower head or tub spout. But no worries as this is can be a pretty easy fix depending on your setup. I'll walk you through the easier of the solution first.
If your tub spout has a diverter lever on it and you have water coming through it means more than likely the gate diverter inside has failed.
This could be for any number of reasons from washer wear to it simply getting loose over time. The easiest fix is to replace the tub spout with a new one.
Look at the underside of the spout and see if there is a small hole and/or screw visible. If there is you'll need to remove the screw, you may need and Allen head wrench depending on the type of screw you find. After you remove the screw the spout can be removed by turning counter clockwise. If there isn't a screw underneath then simply turning the spout counter clockwise will remove the spout.
I don't know if this solved Nancy's problem but it sounds like this is the solution to mine. Thank you
Well stlmama2001 I'm very glad to hear the post was of some help to you. Welcome to the community!
i am also having the same problem but to add to it i have hot water spraying out of the knob as well. does this mean i need to change all 3 knobs/
Porsha13 if you have hot water spraying from a knob then that stem will need its washer replaced. If you follow the second set of directions from the previous post, you will be good to go. Remember to cut off the water supply and that taking the stems into the store with you is always the best idea.
There a variety of stems availible and handing one to a plumbing associate is immensley helpful, also there's always the chance that the entire problem can be solved with a new washer. Let us know how the repair goes or if you have any other questions.
I recently installed a new Grohe rough in valve and trim to existing shower head and tub spout (w/ diverter on spout). My problem is that some water comes out of shower head even though diverter is down for tub only. I cylced the diverter many times but to no avail. I would say that flow is 15% to shower and 85% to tub spout. Seems that there is too much pressure for tub spout hence diversion to shower? Any advice appreciated!