Tub dials spinning and not "catching"

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Old 06-25-17, 10:05 AM
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Tub dials spinning and not "catching"

I look in the back of the tub and everything looks solid.
The front dial spins and doesn't turn the inside pole. Luckily it's the shower activator and it's stuck in the "on" position and the hot and cold work so you just turn on the hot and cold and the water comes out of the shower.
My first try is to replace the dial, is this the right course of action and is there anything else I should get while at HD in case this isn't the problem?
 
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By dial, do you mean a diverter?
 
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Old 06-25-17, 12:56 PM
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I think you are talking about (handle , Knob) The splines may have worn out and you need a new one.
 
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Old 06-25-17, 08:14 PM
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no, I'm referring to the handles, I'll get a new set
 
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Old 06-26-17, 06:07 AM
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Should be one screw holding them on located under a cap right in the middle of the handle. Pop off the cover to access the screw. Take that piece to the store with you so you pick up the correct kind.
 
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