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I replaced the diverter stem in the tub with a new one because the screw broke off in the old one. Now it leaks. What do I do?

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SOURCE: replace new moen 1200 stem, still leaks due to scratches housing

The proper fix for this is to hone out the scratches

take steel wool and wrap it around a dowel or piece of wood or ust stuff it into the housing and turn back and forth to smoth out the scratch

if the scratch is real dep you wll have to go to harbor freight and get a honing tol that fits on the end of a drill

the stem should have some type of crown washer that you should be able to get an assortment from lowes , ace or hd

If you are asing for a recommendation for a good silicone I always use GE silicone it is the best

as a last resort (if nothing else works to stop leak

I would take cartridge wall and streatch teflon tape as tight and smooth as possible to block water coming up between housing and
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Posted on Jan 07, 2009

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SOURCE: Tub shower diverter stem on tub spout broke and

you must replace the whole stem.you can get it at homedepot. first take the cover off over the stem. this should screw off or is held on with a allen key.then unscrew stem from valve body.make sure water is off to tub,just in case.

Posted on Jul 15, 2009

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Don't forget to turn your head upside down and look underneath the spout body.  There sometimes is a little star screw or phillips screw securing the spout.  After removing the little screw you can get you a 3/4" pipe thats about a foot long and stick it up the tub spout opening.  This will give you leverage to turn the thing loose.  Good luck cause getting this thing loose is a bi.ch sometimes.

Posted on Nov 21, 2009

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SOURCE: replaced shower valve. still drips from tub spout

The cartridge has 2 or 3 o-ring type seals around it that feed the water through, it picks up both hot and cold and mixes them. Some cartridges are replaced as one, some you have to replace the seals, just take the faucet info to the hardware store and match it up. I think the diverter is for the shower. It sends the water up instead of out.

Posted on Feb 28, 2010

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SOURCE: Delta spout diverter broken cannot find direct replacement

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