I've got a Symmons Faucet on my upstairs tub/shower, and I've noticed
a problem with it lately.
I removed the handle, escrucheon and the diverter key and I noticed
that when the faucet is on and water is flowing (especially when
diverted to the shower), a slow trickle of water comes out of the
diverter keyhole and in my case was dripping behind the vinyl wall of
So I went out to home depot and bought a washer replacement kit
specifically for Symmons repair and it had the washers that could
easily be changed. I followed the directions to disassemble the faucet
stem and I was able to replace the hot water washer since it was only
held down with a screw, however, the cold water washer was held down
by a collar that is screwed in place. The instructions said to remove
this with channel locks, but for the life of me, I couldn't get it to
budge, even after applying some WD40. Has anyone had luck removing
this bad boy?
Anyway, I put the whole thing back together without changing the cold
water washer and I still get the same problem.
Does anyone know where my leak is really coming from?
I also bought a new diverter valve but I was not able to remove the
old one, even after removing the plate that holds the diverter in
place, I just couldn't pull it out and the instructions didn't give me
any clues on how to do that.
Anyway, I guess you have to be familiar with a Symmons faucet system
to even know what I'm talking about. Any help you guys can give me
would be greatly appreciated.