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Shower Water coming out of bath faucet

I have a problem in my shower. When the faucet is switched so that water should be coming out the shower head, a great deal of water still comes out the bath spout instead. What is more, when the hot water is turned up, the water coming out the bath spout gets very hot but the shower head water will only come out luke warm.

The shower has three knobs: the left and right turn toward the center for hot and cold, respectively. The middle one switches the water flow to the bath faucet when pointing down, and to the shower head when pointing up. It turns counter-clockwise, and should stop turning when pointing straight up, but over time it has been going further and further to the left, while the water has been coming out the bath faucet more and more. I suspect it has something to do with it being loose or the seal being bad, but I'm not sure.

The brand is Price Pfister, and these are the original fixtures in a 16-year-old house. They're also in the bathroom that three boys grew up in, so they have not exactly been well-preserved over the years.

Re: Shower Water coming out of bath faucet

you need to replace either the whole tub\shower spindle or the O-rings on the spindle. It's a cheap part that can be found at most hardware stores. I believe Lowe's sells PF products, Home Depot may sell it too. If you ask them at the plumbing counter for the part they will definitely know what it is. Just follow replacement instructions that come with it and you will be fine. Usually there are brass and plastic parts that they have. Always go for Brass. It will last much longer.

Re: Shower Water coming out of bath faucet

Over the years Price Pfister has had many style changes. Remove the center stem and take it to a plumbing supply and they should be able to match it up with a replacement. Or you could post a picture of the faucet and I may be able to identify it for you.


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