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Delta shower probelm

When I turn the water on half way the water will come out of the shower head but when I turn it on all the way it stops. its only at the half way mark.

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  • vrs912 Jan 04, 2009

    I had the same problem, and then the showerhead just stopped working altogether! I have a hand-held, and the water is coming out of the hose, but not the showerhead. It's a 2-yr old Oxygenic showerhead, btw. I tried soaking in white vinegar, and it didn't help. I also adjusted, and readjusted, a flow piece of the showerhead. That would help at first, but again, once I tried to get decent pressure, it stopped working. HELP!!

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Hi kiehnsk,

I'm Harvey the Master Plumber.

Your problem is: when you turn the water on half way the water will come out of the shower head but when you turn it on all the way it stops. its only at the half way mark.

This is a common problem. Sometimes they come from the factory just slapped together, not tested. All the parts are there so you're going to have to adjust it. That's why I allways check the operation of the valve before I'm done. This is easier said than done. If you installed it yourself then it"s time to have some "fun". Turn the water off. Remove the handle and escutchen. At this point it depends on the model. Sometimes you pull out a part limiter and rotate 1/4 turn. Other times you pull out the guts and rotate a 1/4 turn. Then reasemble and test. You may have to do it a few times to get it right.

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Harvey your Master Plumber

Posted on Oct 13, 2008

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