Water does not completely divert from spigot to shower head.

Discussion in 'Plumbing Forum, Professional & DIY Advice' started by matapus, Dec 12, 2008.

  1. matapus

    matapus New Member

    Dec 12, 2008
    I have a shower with 3 knobs. one hot, one cold, and a center one for shower or tub. when you turn the knob for the shower, the water keeps coming out of the spigot. how do you adjust this? thanks.

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  2. Master Plumber Mark

    Master Plumber Mark Master Plumber

    Feb 6, 2005
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    that is normal

    That is a Sayco faucet...

    what you hav ein your hand is either a hot or cold stem..

    for the center stem in the sayco faucet you need a special
    diverter stem...

    you can put in a new diverter stem in the center
    and it might make it do a better job...

    but it is normal for some to come out of the spout all
    the time
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  4. Verdeboy

    Verdeboy In the Trades

    Jun 12, 2006
    You can also try to rebuild the diverter stem by replacing the worn-out bibb washer, o-rings, and any other seals. I also like to add a bit of plumber's grease to the inside threads.
  5. jimbo

    jimbo Plumber

    Aug 31, 2004
    San Diego, CA
    Your middle ( diverter stem ) probably looks like this. Get a new one.

    TIP: When removing or reinstalling any of these shower stems ( hot/cold/diverter) make sure the stem is turned to midway bewteen open/close positions.
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