Shower valve

Discussion in 'Plumbing Forum, Professional & DIY Advice' started by jeff45, Dec 30, 2005.

  1. jeff45

    jeff45 New Member

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    I have 2 Price Pfister tub/shower valves that rarely get used. I ran the water just to flow some water thru them and when I lifted the shower diverter the valves were very noisey. It is a high pitched squeal only when I divert to the shower head. What is the fix for this? Thanks! Jeff
  2. hj

    hj Moderator & Master Plumber Staff Member

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    noise

    usually it means you have to clean the shower head.
  3. jadnashua

    jadnashua Retired Defense Industry Engineer xxx

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    The seal on the tub spout divertor has dried out and doesn't seal well. At least that is what used to happen on my shower. I have a different system now. It might resolve it if you replace the tub spout/divertor. I found that if I played with the divertor a little (push is down just a slight bit), it solved the problem until it eventually worked again after repeated wettings.
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