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I have a banner 3 handle tub/shower faucet. I am trying to fix the center diverter valve. Now, when turning on the tub, I have good pressure but little to no pressure to the shower. Why? What is the remedy? How do I install the diverter so that I get the same "good" water pressure to both the tub (when I want to draw a bath) and the shower (when I want a shower)? I just now took it apart and the way I have the valve set right now I only get water from the shower and if I turn the diverter then I get no water flowing at all from anywhere!

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1. Check that you are not turning the diverter too far or not far enough in the SHOWER direction.

2. It's possible that the the center part of the diverter that shuttles between ling up with the TUB hole or the SHOWER hole is installed backwards. In the SHOWER position the water pressure keeps it in the SHOWER position and when water pressure drops it defaults to the TUB position. When installed wrong, the water pressure pushes it to the TUB position.

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The diverter probably is clogged with mineral deposits

Posted on May 03, 2017

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SOURCE: Moen Bath Tub Faucet

Hi varn4620,

I'm Harvey the Master Plumber.

Your question is: You had to replace the faucet in the tub due to a broken plastic piece in valve stem. Bought a Moen ripped the wall out and put new faucet in. Went good untill we turned the water on and the shower rained on us. Tightened everything you could find to tighten .Every time the water is turned on the shower rains. Can this be fixed or is the faucet broken?

Is this new faudet a single handle? If so I"ve had this experience also. Most of the time it's because the guts were not lined up properly at the factory. You may have to play with it a bit.
Turn off the water and take the handle off and remove the sleave, remove and rotate the guts. Try 90' at a time. Turn water on to try it. Useually one of the other 3 positions will be right. The correct position is there, but it may take time to find it.

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Posted on Sep 21, 2008

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SOURCE: just installed shower and faucet in bath tub when

Verify the height from the shower valve to the Shower head, the instructions specify the correct distance if it is too short the pressure could be getting up to the shower head.

Perhaps the water pressure it too high at the valve not allowing all the water down the faucet outlet, there are set screws on the sides of the shower valve to adjust the water allowed in the mixing chamber.

Something is restricting the water flow to the faucet, creating enough pressure to send some of the ater supply up to the shower.

I hope some of these ideas help

Posted on Mar 16, 2009

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SOURCE: kohler bath/shower diverter stem stuck on shower

Probably has water deposit minerals build up on it. Push and or pull with pliers until freely moves,soak in Lime away solvent ,toothbrush on.

Posted on Mar 16, 2009

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Sounds like it was installed upside down or the cartridge is installed improperly

Posted on May 07, 2009

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SOURCE: Diverter valve does not work correctly.

the connections are reversed,just change them over and this will fix the problem.

Posted on Jul 26, 2009

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