incomplete shower diverter
Posted by Jan Gripp on April 28, 2002 at 15:58:01:
The tub-shower diverter valve in my master shower was leaking water through the stem, so I removed it to replace the packing. The leak stopped but now the shower diverter does not completely divert water to the shower head. It is fine when diverting to the tub. I have replaced all o rings and packing.

It also seems to divert mostly hot water to the shower and the cold water to the tub spout outlet. The house is about 20 years old with the orginal plumbing. I believe the diverter is a Sayco type.

I have a similar but lesser problem in the other shower. I completely replaced the diverter there with no improvement.

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