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Leaking I purchased a Kohler Essentials Package that includes a K-9511 diverter, a multifunction Shower head, and a hand held shower with hose. It is leaking from where the shower head screws onto the shower arm or what I think they call an adapter. Kohler is giving me mixed messages about how to correct. First they said plumbers tape, then they said no, then they said yes. Trouble is, you cannot get your fingers inside to wrap the tape properly. The last person told me to use tweezers which is ridiculous. I tried but still leaking ... when on. Fine when off. Would plumbers paste work? Should I get them to send me a new shower head or arm. I've already tried replacing the screen to no avail.

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Make sure you fitted the rubber O ring on the end of the shower flexible hose. That will seal the water pipe.

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As a helpful hint , on these models, When installed some plumbers or home owners use plumbers putty to seal the threads and in some cases tape.
Most of the time the putty or tape gets pushed through the system if too much was used.
Check by removing the shower head and testing the pressure and blowing anything else through, then checking the head itself for foreign objects.
Kohler has a cleaning and care page on thier web site if it needs cleaned.

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It sounds like there is dirt or other debris in the unit. Here is the installation guide. Take it apart and look for debris which would block the mechanism:

http://www.homedepot.com/catalog/pdfimages/5d/5d085947-93ec-433f-8f59-c8a23d2eb5ff.pdf

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It sounds like there is dirt or other debris in the unit. Here is the installation guide. Take it apart and look for debris which would block the mechanism:

http://www.homedepot.com/catalog/pdfimages/5d/5d085947-93ec-433f-8f59-c8a23d2eb5ff.pdf

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Kohler K-9511-BN MasterShower Shower Arm & Diverter Doesn't Work


As a helpful hint , on these models, When installed some plumbers or home owners use plumbers putty to seal the threads and in some cases tape.
Most of the time the putty or tape gets pushed through the system if too much was used.
Check by removing the shower head and testing the pressure and blowing anything else through, then checking the head itself for foreign objects.
Kohler has a cleaning and care page on thier web site if it needs cleaned.

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