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I have a Delta 1400 single handle tub/shower valve that lets water leak by to the shower head when I'm only trying to run the spout. Any suggestions to keep this from happenning?

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You might have to replace the tub spout, because the divirter is not closing all the way. A new one will stop water from getting by it.

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