Need advice please, can't turn shower handle to its OFF position

Discussion in 'Plumbing Forum, Professional & DIY Advice' started by Chris_C, Mar 5, 2018.

  1. Chris_C

    Chris_C New Member

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    Here's a few pictures I took of my shower handle: https://imgur.com/a/R529Z

    I unfortunately can't move it in the clockwise direction any further than where it is, and water started dripping from my showerhead. The handle has been like this for a few days, but the water just started dripping today.

    Is there an easy fix to this that I can potentially do by myself, or will I need to call a plumber?
     
  2. Stuff

    Stuff Well-Known Member

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    A plumber is best. See what a do-it-yourself would be:
     
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  4. fullysprinklered

    fullysprinklered In the Trades

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    More than likely, you need a new cartridge. However, you might want to check your house pressure and see if there's a problem there.
     
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