Leak where Grohe shower head attached to the threaded pipe
Simple question...my contractor installed this 4 years ago......to tighten do i turn the Grohe fixture portion clockwise (Grohe Plus Top 4 spray shower head i believe)? water sprays out from where threaded pipe attaches to Grohe shower head. do i need to remove and add plumbers tape to the threaded portion of the pipe coming out of the wall? thx, Ed
Grohe 28.275.AV0 Relexa Plus Top 4 Spray Shower Head
Re: leak where Grohe shower head attached to the threaded...
Using a pair of vice grips wrapped in a soft towel( to prevent scractching) turn the shower head in a counter clockwise direction to remove it then apply liquid teflon (real-tuf) to the threads on the shower arm and tighten the shower head but dont over tighten it liquid teflon is more effective at sealing leaks than teflon tape and it can be wiped clean
Re: leak where Grohe shower head attached to the threaded...
Hello, Many shower heads have similar problems. (Very frustrating as you now know) The problem is the threads at the end of the (cheap plastic) shower neck are not flat. They are tapered (has an edge) - so it does not seat flush with the base of the shower head. Actually cuts around the rubber washer causing a leak.
What to do about it?
File the end of the neck some to create a flat surface. However, go slow. Be sure you can still screw on the shower head. Add a flat rubber washer in the shower head and plumbers tape on neck threads too.
Or Purchase a new shower neck that has a better design. The neck should unscrew from the front. Check and make sure you have an access behind the shower just in case you need to access the plumbing.
I replace the shower neck myself if there is an access.
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Residential Products: We provide the following warranties on all GROHE products to the original purchaser, installed in a residential setting. This warranty is effective for all faucets sold after January 1, 1997. Mechanical Warranty: A Limited Lifetime Warranty is provided on all mechanical parts to be free from manufacturing ...
We provide the following warranties on all GROHE products to the original purchaser, installed in a residential setting. This warranty is effective for all faucets sold after January 1, 1997. Mechanical Warranty: A Limited Lifetime Warranty is provided on all mechanical parts to be free from manufacturing defects in materials ...
Limited Lifetime Warranty (U.S.A. Only). Residential Products: GROHE provides the following warranties on its products to the original purchaser, installed in a residential application. This warranty is effective for all faucets sold after January 1, 1997.
Nov 11, 2010 - My parents put in a grohe faucet 25 years ago that has been leaking for the better part of the past 15 years. I JUST noticed the name on the faucet as I was sitting at the counter last night and thought, "hey, I bet this expensive faucet has a lifetime warranty" Can anyone share their expe...
I haven't had a lot of experience with Grohe brand but have had twenty eight years as plumber, 22 years as master plumber and the bottom port of every tub or tub/shower valve that I installed used the bottom as main supply port. As far as the instructions from manufacture like I said I have not used that particular brand much,so I really couldn't say. Hope this helps some. Thanks
Take the showerhead off above the ball. You may need to hold the pipe with one wrench and turn the showerhead with the other. Put teflon tape on the threads that are exposed on the pipe and then put the showerhead back on as tight as you can get it.
Likely a blockage in the line. Corrosion or other damaged parts. Try cleaning the filter screen first. Check for normal water flow without the shower unit attached to the spout. If OK, then the unit is the issue.
I believe there is a cartrige that has some washers in the unit. There may be some debris caught in there since it was a little loose. I would turn the water off and disassymble the unit and replace any obvious washers and clean everthing up. Replace it all and try it again. If it still leaks, contact Grohe for more trouble shooting. Faucets have fantastic warranties and companies usually will send replacement parts free of charge at times. Hope this helps.
I would unscrew shower head pipe and either pipe dope it or tefilon the threads and then reinstall it. I would also take the handle(s) rosettes off and look for a leak from there with a flashlight, while shower is on. I believe the most comon leak for walk in showers are the door seals. Are you sure it is not coming out from under the door? Another test that yuo may want to preform is to Stopper the drain, fill the shower pan with water and watch for bubbles, or look for leaks from below.
If it is dripping from the connection where it goes to the water spout you can unscrew the connection and wrap teflon tape or Pipe Joint Compound on the Threads. Now you can Thread the Shower Head Back on, with No Leak. IF..... It is leaking from the Shower Head Itself There May Be a Problem with the diverter handle/lever. If it has a Pull Type Lever, sometimes you can screw the Lever up or down for the proper water restriction to the Shower Head. However if the Hot and Cold Handle/Lever is OFF, There should not be any Water coming out from anywhere! If water is coming out off the Tub Spout, with the Shower Off, then you will have to replace some washers or Cartridges in the faucet(s) to stop the dripping. You can do this easily....Just Ask) Remember though, that some shower Heads may Drip for a Few Minutes After they are Turned off. There is still water in the Supply neck and needs to escape, either though the tub Spout or Shower Head.......Hope this Solution Helps you with your Drips.....Joe
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