The ~button~ in a diverter valve

Discussion in 'Plumbing Forum, Professional & DIY Advice' started by chefwong, May 16, 2013.

  1. chefwong

    chefwong New Member

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    Is it good practice when the ~button~ / plunger in a diverter valve get's sticky - to remove it off the valve body and just add some sort of grease...
  2. jadnashua

    jadnashua Retired Defense Industry Engineer xxx

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    Mineral deposits may need to be cleaned off. Silicon based plumber's grease helps keep a CLEAN one working well longer. But, some of them end up being pitted, and then they don't work well unless replaced.
  3. hj

    hj Moderator & Master Plumber Staff Member

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    Usually, by the time it gets like that, it is worn to the point where it should be replaced. You have to remove it to "grease it" anyway.
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