Price Pfsiter diverter leaks through the tub faucet

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Old 12-26-08, 05:27 PM
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Price Pfister diverter leaks through the tub faucet

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I have an in-wall Price Pfister tub/shower diverter (I think this is the one). When I turn the knob to the up position for the shower, water still streams from the tub faucet (the stream is about the size of my pinky finger). It happens when either the cold or hot water is on, but when taking a shower, the water leaking from the tub faucet is very hot.

I replaced the rubber and the seat is not damaged or worn. Then I purchased a new valve/stem assembly and it leaks a little worse than my old one.

I'm thinking it has nothing to do with the actual valve itself, but I can't imagine what else could cause this. Any advice is appreciated - thank you very much!

Todd
 

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Could you measure the distance between the center of the control knob and the center of the tub spout?
 
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Hi Mark!

It's 7 & 15/16ths inches from the center of the control knob to the center of the tub spout.
 
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OK, that measurement is fine.

I am going to say the problem is in the diverter.
I am willing to bet there is something stuck inside the valve causing the problem.
 
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Thank you Mark. Do you mean the valve/stem assembly? If so, I bought a brand new one, and it's a little worse than the one I replaced.

I also completely disassembled the old one and didn't find anything. After reassembling it, I put it back in and tried it, but there was no difference.
 
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Hi, I am talking about the valve body itself.
 
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