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  1. #1
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    Feb 2012
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    Smile Tub spout has running water!

    How can I fix a tub spout that has some running water when the shower is on? It's not a lot but when you pull the knob to turn on the shower you can see that there is still a little be of water running from the spout.

    I current have a MOEN Banbury Single Handle Tub and Shower Faucet in Spot Resist Brushed Nickel (Model # 82910SRN) installed.

    Thanks,
    Ennio

  2. #2
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    Default Re: Tub spout has running water!

    There is not likely anything you can do. Most tub/shower combo valves today rely on a gate within the tub spout to block the water from exiting the spout and forcing it up and out through the shower head. This pull up gate is not a tight seal, it is merely designed to create enough resistance that the water defies gravity.

    You can try changing the tub spout, but odds are it will do little good.
    Come to Hidden Content for all your DIY needs

  3. #3
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    Default Re: Tub spout has running water!

    What I do is pull the stopper just after turning on the valve.
    Some water still exits the spout but I pull the stopper a second time and the seal gets better.

  4. #4
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    Default Re: Tub spout has running water!

    Ok you have two options actually 1 you can call Moen 1-800-buymoen and they will ship you out a new one that probably will have the same problem but at least its free of cost! Second you can install a delta tub spout pull down diverter they seam to not leak im a plumber and have been doing this for a long time all others do this one you pull down and it works amazingly!

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