HOW TO REPAIR THE SHOWER DIVERTER?
Turning on the shower should be as easy as pressing a switch. However, if your shower diverter is not connected, bathing is not that easy. After switching the diverter, water continues to flow from the bathtub faucet. Fortunately, repairing the shower splitter is quick and easy.
What is shower redirection?
The shower redirection is a device that transfers water from the bathtub tap to the shower head. Many shower diverters are controlled by a pen-shaped knob that you pull, but there are many types. Perhaps you can turn on your faucet with a button or the third faucet handle between the hot and cold buttons on the bathtub.
How can you determine whether the shower diverter is defective?
If water continues to come out of the bathtub spout instead of the shower head after the shower deflector has been triggered, the shower deflector is not working properly. This can mean that the internal rubber stopper is not creating a good sealing effect and cannot completely block and divert the water flow, otherwise, this can be another problem. Please follow the steps below to resolve the issue.
How do I repair the shower manifold?
After confirming that the shower diverter is damaged, please do not delay the repair. While it can be easy to postpone this task, a broken shower diverter will waste water and give you a poor showering experience. Shower splitter repair is a renovation project that you can complete in just a day.
Set the scene: Before performing an operation, please turn off the water supply to the shower. Water seepage can clutter your work area and make it difficult to pinpoint the source of the leak. Next, seal the sewer with tape to prevent small screws or other critical parts from falling along the pipe. Determine the type of diversion for the shower: gate, pull down, pull up, or turn.
Troubleshooting Diverter: Your shower diverter may not require a lot of maintenance. In some cases, you can fix the damage to the shower diverter by tightening the screws behind the diverter valve plate. If you are trying to perform this repair but the water continues to slowly flow or leak from the nozzle of the bathtub after turning on the shower diverter, proceed to the next step.
Remove the old shower splitter: Next, remove the shower splitter. If your switching valve has a rotary valve, please loosen the nut on the switching valve stem and then remove the entire valve. If it has a gate valve, the threaded cylinder mouth must be loosened.
Choose a new shower diverter: To make sure you find the right shower diverter, please take your old diverter system with you to the store.
Install a new device: install a new diverter/valve to make sure the parts do not thread each other. Tighten the diverter valve with a wrench, but be careful not to overtighten it. Rotate the gate or adjust the stop to make sure it is in the correct position depending on whether it is locked into place.
Test valve: open the water supply again. Tighten the shower diverter to direct the flow of water to the shower head. If your shower is flowing well and the bathtub nozzle is not leaking, your shower deflector has been successfully replaced.
Prevent wear and tear on the shower deflector: To reduce pressure and wear and tear on the shower manifold, and to avoid repairs to the shower manifold, always release the manifold to allow the water to flow out of the bathtub faucet for a few seconds before turning off the water.