Water comes out of tub faucet during shower

Discussion in 'Shower & Bathtub Forum & Blog' started by drjimmy, Feb 7, 2009.

  1. drjimmy

    drjimmy New Member

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    the shower/bath option handle is between the hot and cold water - probably one of 200 million people that have the same option - but wanted to just say that so I can be clear on the set up.

    When we turn that handle up ( counter clock wise ) with the water running, it runs through the shower. And obviously, handle down, if you are going to run the bath.

    But water is lightly streaming at the tub faucet at same time shower runs.

    What is going wrong that I need to fix...? If left as is, am I ignoring a potential problem going on behind the wall with the valves, etc. ?

    thanks.
  2. jimbo

    jimbo Plumber

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    That diverter stem needs to be replaced. This is fairly straightforward, and does not even require that the main water be turned off.

    A picture to identify your brand and model would be the next step.
  3. drjimmy

    drjimmy New Member

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    thanks. that sounds calming...I will get a pic. I can only share images, since these fixtures were here when we bought the house - I dont know what the former owners bought and the handles aren't labled

    It's nice to have you guys on here to help us DIY'ers....always appreciate your time.
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