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I've taken the spout off and can see the diverter but I can't get it out of there. How do you get it out?

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I have a K-R10430. I was having issues with the hand spray - poor water pressure. Kholer sent out a new diverter. After shutting off watner, when you remove the small screw in the back of the Spout, pull the spout off. Put a paper towel into the body to soak up excess water inside body. Then you need a small screw driver or small flat item to fit inside one side of the retaining ring near the opening, there is a space where you can fit something behind and carefully move the retaining ring out. Pull out with needle nose pliers then pull the diverter out with needle nose pliers. Insert new diverter with teeth facing up and push down. Insert retaining ring and make sure it slips into same **** in wall of body.

Posted on Jul 25, 2010

  • neilrathjen Jan 09, 2011

    Locate a large diameter wood screw that can be screwed into the hole in the middle of the old diverter and pull the old diverter out. I had the same issue and this worked fast and efficiently. If the top part of the old diverter (White in color) is still in tact, pull it off with needle nose pliers exposing a hole now use the wood screw.

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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.

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