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Tub shower combo... newly installed but leaks from shower head when turned on

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Some shower heads require a rubber washer that would fit in the opening in the shower head. That may be all you need and would be the simplest fix. Check that first.
Sounds like you need some teflon tape available at any hardware store. The teflon tape should be wrapped around the pipe threads with 2 or 3 wraps and then screw the shower head on to the pipe. If the leak is in the wall, remove the shower head pipe from the wall pipe elbow and apply 2 or 3 wraps of teflon tape to the shower head pipe threads and reinstall to the elbow in the wall. You may need a pipe wrench if the pipe is real tight. Good Luck

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