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Aqualisa shower leaking behind tiles, without seeing this a plumber told me it is the cartridge. Is this correct if I replace it will this stop leak

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Yes. Remove the handle and look behind the plate, you will see a brass housing (valve) and a plastic insert inside it (cartridge). It is most likely leaking from that due to a bad seal. DO NOT try to replace the cartridge without shutting off the water or 'you're gonna have a bad time'.

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