Tub spout diverter problem

Old 05-21-19, 01:38 PM
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Tub spout diverter problem

I installed a new tub spout/diverter. Followed all manufacturers instructions. Diverter functions properly in "on" position -- full shower head pressure and no flow through the spout.
However, when diverter is pushed down, I have some flow through showerhead. Enough flow to cause a reduced, but solid stream of water from shower head.
Ideas? It's a 1/2" copper pipe from wall....no leaks noticed at wall area.
Old 05-21-19, 05:03 PM
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The new tub spout is too restrictive for the amount of water you are putting through it. Try opening your faucet partially so there isn't the full flow and I bet the problem will go away.

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