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Water comes from both the shower head and bath tub faucet when bath is turnd on and wont turn off when shower is on

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If it is standard shower where you pull the knob up when water is running. the pull knob lifts a flap to shut off water to bottom faucet it proably has some buildup on the flap clean well with some clr or other calcium cleaner like it so the flap gets a clean seal on downspout

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