How does a Moen shower diverter work?
How Do Shower Diverters Work? The water pipe that connects to your tub faucet also extends vertically to your showerhead. When the diverter valve is open, water flows directly through the faucet and into the tub. However, when you want to take a shower, you lift the knob or lever to close the diverter valve.
How do I identify my Moen shower valve?
Look closely at the handle buttons that were attached to the shower valve. Typically, “Moen” will be written in the middle of the “Hot” and “Cold” buttons. If you do not see this, the handle buttons have been replaced, or the “Hot/Cold” button is a lever (wall escutcheon).
How do I know what shower diverter I have?
If you have a handle that pulls straight up from the tub faucet, you likely have a T diverter. When you push the handle down, it opens the flow of water to the tub spout.
Why is my shower diverter not working?
The most common issue with a shower diverter is when water comes out of both the tub faucet and the showerhead. Check to be sure there is no residue clogging the shower diverter lever from fully lifting or lowering. If everything looks clear, the problem could be worn-out parts in the shower diverter valve.
How do you fix a shower diverter?
Here’s how to repair a shower diverter in 7 easy actions:
- Shut off the supply of water to your shower.
- Seal your drain with tape so that small screws or other vital parts are not lost down the drainpipe.
- Tighten the screws behind the faceplate of the diverter valve.
- Disassemble the shower diverter.
- Change the diverter.
How do you determine which Moen valve I have?
If not the series number can be usually be found on the underside of the faucet or on the decorative escutcheon ring that goes around it. The second way to identify your Moen valve cartridge is to remove the old one. You will do this by first shutting off the hot and cold water feed to your shower.