Need help identifying/replacing a shower diverter stem assembly

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Old 04-06-17, 02:16 PM
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Need help identifying/replacing a shower diverter stem assembly

I've removed a broken shower diverter. The end white stopper thing is supposed to be held onto the thin pipe with a screw, but the part the screw screws into has snapped off. Can anyone tell me what make/model this assembly is and where I can get a replacement?


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Old 04-06-17, 03:10 PM
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There are a couple of plumbing parts places that let you send in a photo and they will try to identify the item.

hardtofindplumbingparts is one of them, but there are others. Suggest you take a photo with it assembled as much as you can, and also the above photo. Putting a ruler in the shot is helpful, as is counting the ridges in the spline for the knob.

Possible someone else here will recognize it as well.
 
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Old 04-06-17, 04:41 PM
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Thanks, is it 'hardtofindplumbingparts.com'? (searching that string yields a lot of garbage results so I want to be sure).

There are 19 ridges on the spline (I counted them twice). Also FWIW, the spline stem itself screws into the "cup shaft" with a left-hand thread, if that means anything.

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Yes, that's the site. AFAIK, only Kohler ever used a 19 point broach. Maybe this one?

https://www.faucetpartsplus.com/product_p/415703.htm
 
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Those both look pretty close, with the exception of the stem itself. Is there any other info I could try to determine to help?
 
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Old 04-08-17, 12:02 PM
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You were right about Kohler, after taking the hot water knob off and letting it soak in vinegar overnight I was able to make out the name. Still not sure if those two are the right part or not, everyone else I've asked in person has never seen this type of diverter before.
 
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