Hissing, gurgling noise from shower valves

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Old 11-11-13, 02:06 PM
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Hissing, gurgling noise from shower valves

I have an older model shower with a middle dial to turn to switch the water from the tub outlet to the showerhead. When the shower is inactive for any length of time it begins to emit a fairly loud hissing and gurgling. I fix it by turning the middle dial. Any idea what might be causing the problem.

It is annoying to have to switch it in the middle of the night and when I do the next person who turns on the shower (my wife) gets water from both the tub and the shower.
 
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Old 11-11-13, 02:11 PM
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Time to shut off the main water and replace the cartridge or at least rebuild it.
If you can ID the manufacturer in most cases they will send you what you need for free.
 
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Old 11-25-13, 11:59 AM
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The cartridge inside the valve that switches from the tub to the shower, you mean? Thank you for your reply...
 
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Old 12-08-13, 11:49 AM
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Joe,

Thanks again for your Reply. Is the "cartridge" you mentioned a part of the shower valves or the "main water" that you said to shut off. Does this mean I need to shut down the water valve to the house?
 
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Old 12-08-13, 07:27 PM
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No part of that diverter set up you need to drain the water from the shower arm when your done in the bath...

Its just what needs to be done IMO... Put center handle in middle so all water drains out of shower arm...

Now you can drain it out before you leave the bath and put the handle in proper position for the spouse...
 
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