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Old 04-16-2009, 08:14 PM   #1
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shower diverter leak?

We have a run of the mill shower faucet with a diverter to the shower head. The hose/head was disconected over the winter. We just reconnected it. When I pull the diverter lever to run the water up to the shower head, it is leaking between the mixer base unit and the spout. Almost like it is running full force and the pump is running full time. If I do not run the water up the hose it does not leak. When I have the water on, running through the shower head, it doesn't leak. It only leaks when the shower head is turned off when I am soaping up. Is there some sort of washer in there? It has been going on a little bit since purchase, but it is way over the edge now. I am camping right now. Is the spout made to unscrew like a residential faucet? The whole unit is only plastic. I do not want to pull the whole unit away from the wall as I do not have any caulk with me.

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Jim, the unit is designed to drain off the water from the shower head in this manner. It is probably a little more prominent now, as the rubber diaphragm has dried out some. I would not worry about at this point. Enjoy your trip.
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Thanx.....the rubber diaphragm, is that a replacable part? I'm trying to avoid pulling the whole mixer unit away from the wall. There is a nice factory caulk job to the tub surround. My wife is usually the one who takes showers in the RV, I usually use the campground's facilities. I just thought it was leaking too much. She just turns the water off between soaping up.....
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If it is the one I am thinking of, you should be able to unscrew the vacuum breaker that is between the hose and the faucet. Many RV repair facilities should have this piece. Good luck and keep us posted.
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If it is like the one I had once I got it off and apart I found that all I needed to do was

1: Remove shower hose from mixer faucet (NOTE: This was a mixer not a diverter, more on that later)

2: Remove rubber flapper/diaphraham

3: Turn over

4: Re-assemble


Mixer: mixes hot and cold and delivers it to ONE outlet (The shower in this case)

Diverter, Mixes hot and cold and delivers it to one of TWO outlets (Tub fill or sink fill and shower)
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wa8yxm, I know this was discussed some time ago but i hope you can shed some light on my problem. When I turn off the shower head after soaping up I suspect it is leaking behind the shower itself as i find water on the floor adjacent to the shower. I suspect that the leak is coming from one of the faucets. We usually turn the hot faucet on full and adjust the cold faucet to regulate the temp. Could the back pressure be leaking through the cold faucet as it is not open full. I have checked the seals around the shower base and they are fine. Home faucets can be adjusted by cranking down on the adjustments to allow more pressure on the valve shaft. I'm not sure if this would work on my RV faucets. Any help on this would be appreciated.
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