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    Question 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!

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    Default Re: Tub Faucet stuck

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

    John

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    Default Re: Tub Faucet stuck

    What John said plus;

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

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    Default Re: Tub Faucet stuck

    Quote Originally Posted by HoustonRemodeler View Post
    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

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    Default Re: Tub Faucet stuck

    We use it as an IQ test

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    Default Re: Tub Faucet stuck

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

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    Default 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.

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    Question 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?

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    Default Re: Tub Faucet stuck

    Quote Originally Posted by 4thjet View Post
    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.
    I suffer from CDO ... Its like OCD, but in alphabetical order, LIKE IT SHOULD BE!!!

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    Default 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.

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