The diverter looks like a pin pulled upward from the bathtub faucet spout. Its possible that it may come in the form of a third handle or a button that needs to be pushed or pulled. Either way, when the valve is activated, it engages a rubber stopper, which causes the water to flow in a different direction.
How does the diverter valve work?
How does a diverter valve work? Diverter valves switch the flow of water between the tub faucet and the showerhead. Water flows directly through the faucet and into the bathtub when the valve is open. When the valve is closed, water pressure forces the water to run upward to the showerhead.
Why do shower diverters fail?
Why Shower Diverter Valves Fail When rod-type diverter valves fail, its often because the rubber gasket has dried out and cracked or crumbled.
How do I know if my shower diverter is bad?
To know if your diverter valve is bad, you should check to see if there is not enough water flow, if water flows from both the showerhead and tup fill spigot at the same time, or if there is irregular water flow. A bad diverter valve can also cause excessive or insufficient amounts of hot water.
How does a 3 handle shower diverter work?
Three-Valve Shower Diverter A three-valve shower has three different handles that you turn to open or close the valves. One handle opens the hot water valve, one opens the cold water valve, and the third (generally in the middle of the temperature valves) diverts the water into the spigot or up to the shower head.
How do you remove a diverter tub spout?
0:204:12Bathtub Spout with Diverter Replacement. Fix Leaking Tub SpoutYouTube
What happens if you unplug your diverter valve?
Re: Stock diverter valve unplug. ( 2) you will be messing with the amount of air that the MAF is seeing, as some will be pulled through the hole you just made in your intake, and will be unmetered air.
Can a bad shower diverter cause low water pressure?
a defective or stuck bathtub spout diverter can cause low shower pressure. This is because your diverter is unable to divert water from your tub spout up to your shower head effectively. To fix this problem, call a plumber to fix/replace your spout diverter.
Can a shower diverter cause a leak?
When a diverter valve is working properly, water only flows out of either the tub spout or the showerhead. However, diverters very often leak significantly, allowing water to flow out of the tub spout even when in shower mode, as shown in Figure 3.
How do you fix a tub diverter spout?
0:143:21Repair Leaking Tub Spout Diverter Pull in Shower Mode - YouTubeYouTube