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3-Way Shower Arm Diverter for Hand Held Shower

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I have a 3-way shower arm diverter for a hand held shower. Its probably 10+ years old and recently started leaking. The drip is cold compared to the hot shower. The work around is to fill the hand held hose with hot water during the shower. One solution is to replace the diverter. But, before I do that I want to explore fixing the existing one. I see that there is a clip on one outlet. Is there something (diaphram, seat, etc.) that I can clean or replace? 

Thanks,

Richard

richardi (post #205624, reply #1 of 5)

Have you searched for the brand and model to find the parts blowup?

That might help you understand disassembly and the potential for repair.

Further, several of the supply companies have a decent technician availability that might be able to answer your question. 

I'd start there.

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3-Way Shower Arm Diverter for Hand Held Shower (post #205624, reply #2 of 5)

No, I don't know the brand/model number for my diverter. I have seen many similar on the web. I suppose I could pick one and try to find the parts blowup and/or technician.

Thanks for the suggestion,

Richard

Pull the trim plate and/or (post #205624, reply #3 of 5)

Pull the trim plate and/or access from behind and see if you can see any identification.


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3-Way Shower Arm Diverter for Hand Held Shower (post #205624, reply #4 of 5)

This diverter is connected to the shower arm, has one (inlet) female connection and two male (outlet) connections. It allows one to divert the water from the (normal) shower to a hand held shower.

See: http://www.lowes.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductDisplay?langId=-1&storeId=10151&catalogId=10051&productId=1264855&cId=

One male outlet has a snap ring, so I thought there might be a replaceable part (gasket, o-ring, seat) that could be replaced or cleaned. Maybe a good soak in CLR will help.

Thanks,

Richard 

I'd be tempted to contact Delta................ (post #205624, reply #5 of 5)

Delta® Non-Electronic Lifetime Faucet and Finish Limited Warranty

All parts and finishes of the Delta faucet are warranted to the original consumer purchaser to be free from defects in material and workmanship for as long as the original consumer purchaser owns their home. Delta recommends using a professional plumber for all installation and repair.

Delta will replace, FREE OF CHARGE, during the warranty period, any part or finish that proves defective in material and/or workmanship under normal installation, use and service.

Replacement parts may be obtained by calling 1‑800‑345‑DELTA (3358) or by writing:

In the United States:
Delta Faucet Company
55 E. 111th Street
Indianapolis, IN46280
U.S.A.

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