What causes shower/tub diverter valve stems to go bad ?

Discussion in 'Plumbing Forum, Professional & DIY Advice' started by chefwong, Apr 19, 2010.

  1. chefwong

    chefwong Member

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    Just replaced the push button valve stem on my kohler shower/tub diverter and all is good - no more sticking valve.

    My memory MUST be playing tricks on me, cause I swear this may the 2nd time I've done this due to sticking valve....


    FWIW, it's a Kohler rite temp
     
  2. hj

    hj Moderator & Master Plumber Staff Member

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    They are mechanical devices which wear due to use. Sometimes they fail because they are used frequently, and other times because they are NOT used.
     
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  4. chefwong

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    Go figure but it must have been to non use...
    Thanks for the feedback. Always informative and I learn from it...
     
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