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Leaking tub spout single handle volumne/thermostat

Just started yesterday, leaking tub faucet. Shower head is Grohe> cannot get the handle off, no screws visible and no cover? not sure want to pull it off and fine out the replacement part.

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  • kenster_24 Dec 27, 2008

    trying to get pictures uploaded. The Shower head is Grohe, and not sure about the rest of the fixtures. No brand on Handle or Faucet. Main problem is leaking faucet. other problem is figuring out the brand and how to get handle off of fixture. thanks and working on pictures

  • kenster_24 Dec 27, 2008





    here is an overhead of the unit






















  • kenster_24 Dec 28, 2008



    head on view, sorry was trying to load this, had some problems. Grohe or Kohler? either way i can't get the head off.






  • kenster_24 Dec 28, 2008

    Excellent Help, will give it a try, but secondary questions is what brand is this fixture, so i can get a replacement part for it? any ideas? and again, great help.



  • kenster_24 Dec 28, 2008

    sanray, man i must say this is my first time on this site and you are extremely insightful. anyways, i'll work on getting it off today, i have 2 kids so shutting water off needs to be timely. Also i am guessing, but the valve is about 6 yrs old. and i'll start looking for a good plumbing outlet.

  • kenster_24 Dec 28, 2008

    i had to reduce the photo size while saving to get it under the 150kb threshold. and it is the only handle, it controls both on off and temp control. thanks for all the help. Now i just need to know what is wrong with it and what part i need to stop the dripping as it is getting worse, i need to shut the water off and remove the pieces. i found a Grohe dealer nearby, but they are not open until tomorrow. 

  • kenster_24 Dec 28, 2008

    so i was able to remove the chrome piece, but the handle did not back off with it? 

  • kenster_24 Dec 29, 2008

    cool, thanks sanray, and i just hit save as and was able to hit a specific file size when saving. 

  • kenster_24 Dec 31, 2008

    yes, i got to a grohe dealer and got a new cartridge. thanks a ton.

  • Ray Coon May 11, 2010

    Is it just the showerhead that is Grohe or is the whole valve assembly Grohe?

    Can you take a digital picture of the valve?



    sanray



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See if you can give me a head on picture.
From the top it looks like it could be a Kohler or Grohe.
Thanks,
sanray

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  • Ray Coon Dec 28, 2008

    Kenster,

    Be sure and turn the water off before attempting to make any repairs to the valve.

    By grasping the handle you should be able to take hold of the chrome piece between the handle and the off indicator and by turning the chrome piece counter clockwise it should unscrew and the handle should back off as you are unscrewing the chrome piece and release itself from the valve splines. Be sure when placing the assembly back together that you get all of the pieces lined up in the same order that they came apart in,

    Depending on how hard your water is, you may need to use a strap wrench and some penetrating oil before trying to disassemble.

    Hope this helps.



    sanray

  • Ray Coon Dec 28, 2008

    Once you have the handle off take another picture with the handle in place it is difficult to be sure what make it could be.

    If I am not able to identify it I will take the Picture to a friend of mine who may be able to identify it. If you have a good plumbing outlet such as Grovers or Standard Supply they may be able to identify the fixture.

    By the way how old is this valve?

    sanray

  • Ray Coon Dec 28, 2008

    In looking through my catalogs. This valve looks like the Grohe Seabury trim.

    Is this the only valve, as Grohe has different set-ups where there is a valve that controls the off and on of the water and a seperate valve that controlls the temperature.

    And this one appears fro the pictures to do the off & on plus Temperature. Turning the lever counter clockwise the Temp would get hotter.

    If that is the case one valve I would venture to say it is the Grohe "Grohsafe valve"

    I hope the picture that I tried to include goes through.

  • Ray Coon Dec 28, 2008

    Sorry I am not able to get the picture to post. Says I can only post 150kb and the pictures are over 400kb

    sanray

    How were you able to post your pictures?

  • Ray Coon Dec 28, 2008

    Here is what I would do.

    Take the pictures that you have, including one with it competely assembled.

    And one with a good shot of the valve itself and take it to the Grohe Dealer.

    You will want to ask for a complete cartridge replacement.

    I would not attempt to remove the valve cartridge until I had the replacement in hand.

    When you are ready to repair the valve, make sure that all of the pieces from the cartridge come out when removing the old cartridge and when installing the new cartridge use a little silicone grease on all of the rubber parts and inside the valve body.

    Take note on how everything comes apart and reverse the process when reassembling the valve.



    These are excellant valves and fairly easy to replace the cartridge on.

    You may want to take the Valve trim with you to make the valve easier to identify for the dealer.

    I hope this helps.

    I need to get a little more savy on how to get pictures to the size they need to be in order to accomodate the file size.



    sanray

  • Ray Coon Dec 30, 2008

    Kenster

    Where you able to get your problem solved? I hope I was able to assist.

    sanray

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