shower faucet, tuff to pull out and push in

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Old 01-08-11, 07:20 AM
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shower faucet, tuff to pull out and push in

shower faucet in bathroom is tough for kids
to pull out and push in , any ideas?
 
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Old 01-08-11, 07:35 AM
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Normally that means the cartridge has lost all it's grease or is gummed up with minerals. A replacement should be about $15 or so. I recommend buying the OEM brand..not a generic replacement. It's about a 15 min job if all goes well.
 
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Old 01-08-11, 09:14 AM
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Depending on what brand you have, you should only have to push it in to turn the shower on. Turn the water supply off and it will return via spring action and the water in the shower column will drain out. No need to pull it out.
 
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Old 01-08-11, 09:26 AM
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Larry...what brand of shower valve does that? Never encountered one.

I was thinking the OP was talking about a Moen type single handle shower valve....
 
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Old 01-08-11, 03:02 PM
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My Delta has push button just under the mixing valve. Get the water the temp you want and push the button. Water comes out the shower. Turn the water off, the diverter valve goes to rest (spring actuated) and the water ceases coming out the shower and drains back down the tube through the spout.
Hey, but I did mis read the OP, as they didn't mention TUB/shower. Yeah, I remember the old Moens that had the little pointy handle and you had to pull out to turn it on. I believe you are right. It may take a good cleaning and possibly some swimming pool pump grease to keep it moving better. Won't take much.
 
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