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Water runs out out both places for spout and shower head in tub!!

When you run the tub water, it also goes up and comes out the shower when the water is turned on high. Is there a way to stop the water from going up to the shower head? The diverter in the spout is in the correct position.

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  • Anonymous Mar 08, 2009

    just installed a new moen yesterday, water runs from shower head and faucet as the pressure is increased.

  • Anonymous Mar 27, 2014

    When filling the tub the shower head stays partially on

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One of two issues. Either the shower valve was installed upside down or there is a twin ell ( Old School Diverter) Partially plugged. Odds are the valve is upside down.

Good Luck, Phil

Posted on Dec 09, 2008

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Try replacing spout, sounds like the old one is a lil bit worn

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