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4thjet
Tub Faucet stuck

The pull bar on my bathtub faucet is really hard to change from tub to shower. So hard I have left it on shower as I doubt I can change it to tub then pull it back to open for the shower.
How do I get this moving again? WD40? Another oil?
Do I have to take this apart?
Is it an easy fix or do I have to get a plumber? Hope not can't afford one on disability! :confused:

johnjh2o
Re: Tub Faucet stuck

Are you talking about the transfer on the tub spout? If you are then just replace the spout.

John

HoustonRemodeler
Re: Tub Faucet stuck

What John said plus;

We like this one as they work flawlessly and don't drip.

johnjh2o
Re: Tub Faucet stuck
HoustonRemodeler wrote:

What John said plus;

We like this one as they work flawlessly and don't drip.

I to like the Delta spout. But I have had to instruct more then one customer on how to use it.

John

HoustonRemodeler
Re: Tub Faucet stuck

We use it as an IQ test ;)

plumbingjim17
Re: Tub Faucet stuck

It does seam to be the only spout that seams to keep all the water flowing to the shower head.

dj1
Re: Tub Faucet stuck

Seriously, if you are on a budget and can't afford a plumber, go to youtube and watch some demonstrations. Only you can tell if you can handle it or not.

4thjet
Re: Tub Faucet stuck

OK since reading some of the articles in here it's called the diverter is stuck. Main problem with changing to another spout is all bathroom fixtures are in brass, and everything seems to be brushed nickle or whatever finish now.

So how do I fix the diverter stick? Oil, grease, have to replace the whole thing?

A. Spruce
Re: Tub Faucet stuck
4thjet wrote:

So how do I fix the diverter stick? Oil, grease, have to replace the whole thing?

Not a question that can be answered without pictures or fondling the spout for ourselves. Odds are, if the plunger is on the spout itself and you can't operate it, then the plunger or its hinges are broken and can't be fixed.

Remove the spout and inspect the plunger, hinge points, actuator rod, etc. Figure out where it is sticking and why, then from there determine if it can be fixed or must be replaced.

4thjet
Re: Tub Faucet stuck

Thanks for the info A. Spruce. :)
Sounds like replacing it would be the best idea.
For now just keeping it open for showers, then when I can will get a new faucet.

dj1
Re: Tub Faucet stuck

You know, plumbing stuff don't last forever, but some parts carry long or life warranties. If you get a new faucet, get a Delta/Peerless or Moen.

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