I have a 3 handle shower configuration. Hot, Cold and the Diverter knob. I
had a drip in the spout. So I replaced the hot water stem assembly and bye
bye drip. But now I have a water pressure issue. The bath runs fine. But
when I divert to the shower most of the hot water now comes out of the spout
making the shower water pressure very low now. I have no clue what kind of
faucet it is but the stem i needed was a Union Gopher 7E-1. So I thiough it
was the stem so I put the old one back in to see what happens but the
pressure is still low. I think I may need to look at the diverter but I am
having trouble getting it out. My problem is that I cant get the fixture
over the diverter turn thing. I dont think it comes off. There appears
there is no way to get this off. Any suggestions?
It is a diverter issue. You are a terrible photographer, but what
you need to do is unscrew the chrome part that extends from the wall to
the white stem thingy. Use a pipe wrench if you need it. Once it's
removed, then you'll see how to unscrew the diverter. Since it's the
diverter, you don't have to shut off the water. Take the diverter to
the local shop, and have them change the needed parts.
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