How to extract broken end piece of diverter valve stuck inside

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Old 04-13-15, 03:06 AM
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How to extract broken end piece of diverter valve stuck inside

Hi,

I was trying to replace my shower diverter valve (American Standard) and the stem came off leaving the end part part of the unit stuck in the pipe as the screw attaching it to the stem broke.

This is how the diverter looks like and what is stuck is the end piece (the piece to the right of the leftmost black washer in the picture)

DANCO 11C-1D Stem for American Standard-15702 - The Home Depot

The broken piece essentially looks like a pipe within a pipe with the white thing at the back.

I just can't get the broken piece out and would really appreciate some suggestions in terms of a tool and/or a method.

I saw a previous thread on this but it seems to have died without a resolution.
http://www.doityourself.com/forum/pl...pipe-help.html

Thanks much in advance.
 
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Old 04-13-15, 05:12 AM
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I would try a screw extractor.
 
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Hi, Is the stem threaded like an on and off water valve ? If it is spray some break away in the stuck piece screw in the stem and pull.
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None of the methods work, the bolt extractor is not grabbing on and since the inner piece is not threaded onto the outer piece, it can't be turned and needs to come out straight. I also tried to bend a stiff piece of wire into a T shape, hoping to hook the two arms into two of the holes in the diverter valve., but even that didn't work. I'm starting to lose hope about being able to get it done by myself.
 
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Success! I managed to finally get it out using a wire hook. Now my next question is does the diverter also has a seat behind it just like the faucet stems because I can see some rusted at the back but the seat wrench is not seeming to grab anything.
 
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