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I need to replace the push button diverter valve

The make-the-shower-come-on push button on my shower does not stay in causing my shower to be inoperable. I'm pretty sure I need to replace the push button diverter valve (hopefully that is all) on a Delta single knob shower and since I have never done anything like this before I need some really basic, thorough, talking to a child, step by step instructions to do so (some detailed photos or a video would be jam up, but I understand with the short notice my options are probably limited to the written word alone). The Delta diverter is Model RP5649, however I could only find the Delta impersonator Danco model 80971. I really need to take a shower. My screwdriver, crescent wrench and I are ready to go. Please help us. Thank you very much.

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    janettetsmit Nov 14, 2009

    I have no idea why I have this in 'cars' I should have it in 'plumbing'. :|



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Take off the knob (screw on bottom of knob)
Take off the face plate (two screws usually hidden by knob)
If you can get a crescent wrench on the diverter's hex shaped part, carefully put the wrench on just the diverter valve portion-it's like a quarter inch wide. righty tighty, lefty loosey. If it doesn't turn, hit it with WD 40, blaster, liquid wrench,etc. and let that soak in. If it still won't turn, call a plumber because you don't want to brute force it-copper pipes bend and break really easily. Don't let your life become a Lucy skit for the price of an hour of plumber.
If it spun and came out, take it to the plumbing store and find the replacement part. There are only two; one chrome, one bronze, as far as I know from my bathroom adventures. Get some teflon tape as well.
Take the matching new one, wrap the threads with a wrap of teflon tape, and carefully thread it in where the old one went by hand until you can't turn it more. Then go another turn or two with the crescent wrench being delicate, not like big angry gorilla. Test it before you replace the knob and face plate to see if it leaks-you don't want it piddling behind your wall. If it works and doesn't piddle, replace the faceplate and then the knob and take a shower.

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Maybe it would be best to send me a picture of this valve. Use Use your phone cam

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  • Ned C Cook
    Ned C Cook Nov 14, 2009

    I e-mailed too.

    Want to know an old mechanic trick? Fo to home depot and find one that is similar or same and get an understanding of what goes where and how. You sound pretty sharp and willing to attack anything. That is what I do when I jump inyo something new or strange What is this diverter doing or not doing?-Ned_

  • Ned C Cook
    Ned C Cook Nov 15, 2009

    Where are we on our diverter Leah?



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