Hi, I have a shower/tub in one. Its where you pull the little chrome
bar up on the tap and the water then comes out of the shower head
above. However the little chrome bar will no longer stay up and
therefore the water will only come out of the tap in the tub and
nothing comes out of the shower head. I noticed just before it broke
my little 1 year old had his finger in the tap portion, but I have no
idea what he did to it. Its a fairly new tub only about 2 years old.
I believe its Moen, but can't guarantee that.
A quick search on Home Depot's website shows diverter spouts for as
little as $21.66. Remove and replace. Or possibly the kid jammed
something up there. Take it off and take a look - should be a set-
screw on the spout somewhere to remove it.
The spout most likely just screws onto a pipe sticking out of the wall.
Twist hard counterclockwise, and it should come out.
It's common to have mineral buildup inside the spout, which interferes
with the diverter. You can try soaking the spout in hot vinegar, but
new spouts start under $10.
Use Teflon tape when you put it back on.
It's typically the water pressure that holds the lever up. When you
engage the lever, the pressure against the back of the flap blocks the
path for the water and it is forced upward to the shower.
Is it possible that your son has somehow disengaged the flap so it's
not stopping the water any more?
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