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Moen shower head leaks when drain is turned on

I have a new moen shower/tub assembly. when the shower is on it works great, but when i turn the water to the "tub" faucet, water comes out of the tub AND shower nozzles at the same time. Any thoughts?

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Check or change diverter

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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.

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Check the spout pull knob . Debris can be keeping it from closing completely.

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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.

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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.

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Call Moen directly. They will ship what you need to your door, for free.

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