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When running water into the tub, water also comes out of the shower head. What could the problem be? AquaSource Model 873-4604 1-handle tub & shower faucet

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    djam62060 Nov 07, 2012

    When running water for a bath some water also comes out of the shower head. This is a new installation of a AquaSource Model 873-4604 1-handle tub & shower faucet.

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hi... yes that's a very common issue with moen "cartridges" -- it's very simple to fix..... grasp the handle and give it a gentle tug upwards when the water is on... if it retracts again, pull the handle out again and tug again but this time a bit harder. Not sure what causes this on new cartridges but it will fix your issue.

Posted on Sep 03, 2009

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SOURCE: shower head leaks water when water is turned on

take out the cartridge from the fixture and make sure it has all of the "O" rings and stoppers.
look at the instruction again, make sue you are installing it the right side up. if all that, the shower still leak, then you need to talk to the place you brought the fixture, it may have a defective cartridge.

Posted on Jan 13, 2009

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Single handle shower controls always have some water trapped inside. It has probably freeze damaged the cartridge

Posted on Jun 05, 2009

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SOURCE: distance from floor for shower head, water

Look at link below to get the measurements you need.

http://www.moen.com/shared/pdf/instruction_sheets/ins2437b.pdf


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Posted on Mar 27, 2010

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SOURCE: & One Handle Tub & Shower Faucet : i have a moen shower faucet and i get not hot wate...

these valves can be adjusted by removing the handle and adjusting the white gear that regulates the hot and cold that come out, try going more to one way if it gets colder then go the other way.

Posted on May 19, 2010

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