Help identifying and figuring out how to turn on bathtub faucet

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  1. Dante R

    Dante R New Member

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    I am rather clueless when it comes to plumbing and have been searching around the internet to no avail. All I have figured out is that this is a moen trim because of the visible branding, but other than that I am lost. The handle pulls out to start running the shower, and turning it left or right determines hot/cold. The handle does not turn all the way around.

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    I also cannot seem to figure out how to turn the bathtub faucet on. The little thing under the handle looks like some kind of button but I can't press it in. (and I can't figure out if that's due to rust/build-up or if it's because it's not a pressable button )

    Any and all help/feedback is greatly appreciated because this mystery is driving me crazy.
     
  2. johnjh2o1

    johnjh2o1 Plumbing Contractor for 49 years

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    That little button needs to pull out. When it's in it diverts the water to the shower. The part is replaceable.
     
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  4. Terry

    Terry Administrator Staff Member

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    The tub spout has a diverter and the shower has a diverter.
    For water to go to the tub, the spout diverter is down and the handle diverter is out.

    Normally with a diverter shower handle you would not have a spout with a diverter. It rather confuses things.
     
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