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How to repair a washer-type bath & shower faucet

  • To take apart a bath/shower faucet for repair, first turn off the water. Then take the faucet apart by removing its handle, escutcheon and packing nut. The packing nut may be buried deeply in the wall, requiring a socket wrench for removal.

  • Your bath and shower faucets may have a renewable seat that can be smoothed with a seat-dressing tool or removed and replaced using a seat wrench. For replacing and repacking the washer, follow the same instructions provided for a washer-type faucet. Some faucets may need a complete replacement of the combination stem/seat unit.

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running bath water


It depends on what type of fixture you have. If you have a cartridge type, the cartridge needs to be replaced. If you have something like an older Crane model, there is a knurled, round nut between the handle and escutcheon that will sometimes work it's way loose and keep you from turning the water off. Just turn it back in until finger tight.

Dec 12, 2012 | Delta & Single Handle Shower Faucet

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how to remove diverter cartridge in shower 1 handle


Follow these steps.
  1. Remove Set Screw in handle and remove handle.
  2. Remove the 2 screws from the handle housing and remove the housing and escutcheon from escutcheon adapter plate.
  3. Remove valve stem screw and valve stem coupling.
  4. Remove the escutcheon adapter screws and escutcheon adapter.
  5. Using a pair of pliers pull the cartridge retaining clip out of the valve.
  6. Grasp the cartridge by the stem and pull out.
I hope this is helpful to you, please rate if this answer was of any help. Good Luck and have a great weekend.

Apr 02, 2010 | Moen & One Handle Tub & Shower Faucet

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When I turn the water on for a bath only water


the water deverter that makes water come out the shower head is probably in need of repair. or replaced.

Dec 04, 2009 | Moen & One Handle Tub & Shower Faucet

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water leaks from shower head while bath faucet is running


sometimes there are orings or gaskets that get tore in assembly one of those may be bad,or if it is around the threds you might try wraping teflon tape around the thred once or twice.hope this helps

Jun 14, 2009 | Water Pik WATERPIK SHOWER HEAD COMBO PACK...

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Water sprays out the diverter


Remove hot/cold button in handle, remove screw/pull off handle. Remove the two screws in the wall plate/remove plate. Use a wrench to remove the diverter assembly. Get new diverter assy and reinstall eveything. You don't need to turn off the water.

Jun 09, 2009 | Delta Faucet #RP320 Divert Assembly

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