HI w26a THERMOSTATIC SHOWER SET WITH VALVE ,RISER AND APRON HEAD
when i turn on the cold supply to start the shower it doesnot always kick the shower pump in. the pump is a salamander and has been very reliable .
is the valve in the new shower unit restricting the flow and if so is there a solution as i have finished installing this product
any help would be appriciated
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remove the shower head. and if the water flows normal, its a clogged up shower head. if takeing a shower and the diverter valve goes bad. water will come out of the spout. check out shower head to see if its clogged. sometimes you can soak the head in a good cleaner and it helps it. but if its the showerhead thats plugged. you can always put a new one on also. good-day !
When installing a flexishower head, install it in front of the actual shower head with a diverter switch. If you try to operate two shower heads at once, you may suffer poor water pressure. There are handheld shower sets sold which are installed to existing shower assemblies with ease. Rememer to use plumber's tape and protect your stainless steel by wrapping you pliers teeth in electrical tape.
there is an ajustment on most tub and shower valves, remove handle and there is a plastic peice that stops the handle from turning to the hot side to much. try to adjust. you shouldnt have to shut water off to house, but to be safe you might want to.
There are two things that can cause the shower valve to leak. One is calicum build up on the vlve parts and the other is the O-rings are worn out. Turn water off that feeds the shower and remove the handle on the shower valve then remove the cover that covers the valve body, next find a wrench that will fit the outside of the valve core and remove the core with stem of the valve. Go to any hardwate store and buy a new gasket kit or o ring kit. This is avaliblity at any hardware store.
Does the tub spout water flow stop when the shower knob is pulled?
Was the systems pipping flushed before the shower head was installed?
It may be clogged, remove the shower head and then attempt to operate. If it is clogged you will see debris trapped in the screen at its connection point. The shower head can be disassembled - cleaned - reassembled
Is the shower head an adjustable type, that may be in the off position?
I need to ask a few questions to solve your problem.
What Model Shower body is it? How big is the white plastic piece?
If it is about 6 inches around (just smaller than the face plate) and you are installing this shower body in a preexisting tub/shower, this piece can be discarded. It is a guide that is used so the tile contractor knows how much room is needed to service the valve once it is installed.
If this is not the case, just post with a few details and I'll modify my response.
Your problem is:
remodeled bathroom,installed new moen valve and hardware. Now water is coming from both the shower head and the faucet when the diverter is in the down postion.
Question; Is this a single handle or three handle diverter?
Assuming it's a three handle, it should just be a mater of adjusting the center handle. If single, the diverter is in the spout not the valve. I don't know how to direct you further without specifics.
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