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How do you remove the seat from a shower diverter?

How do you remove the seat from a shower diverter?

Use a socket wrench to then remove the shower diverter stem, carefully. 1. Make sure the rubber washer is removed with the stem or check the hole. You do not want it in there when you go to put back the stem as it will cause it to not seal correctly. 6. Finally, you will want to remove the seat using the seat removal tool. 1.

Can you replace the stem on a shower faucet?

Once the bolts are free, the old stem can be taken off. Take your new shower faucet stem, and make sure that it is a suitable match for the other. You need a perfect stem double in order to prevent leaking. Push the new stem into the wall, and tighten the bolts back up.

Can a socket wrench be used to replace a shower diverter?

1. The wrench may ultimately render the sleeve useless and you may just have to replace it. 5. Use a socket wrench to then remove the shower diverter stem, carefully. 1. Make sure the rubber washer is removed with the stem or check the hole. You do not want it in there when you go to put back the stem as it will cause it to not seal correctly.

How to replace washer, valve seat, and stem?

1 – put in new valve seats and flat washers on the hot, cold, and diverter (the washer on the diverter was completely dissolved… I’m surprised it was working at all). 2 – put in new valves/stems on the hot and cold, with a little extra graphite packing as suggested, to keep the stems from being too tight.

How do you install a new shower stem?

Use the seat wrench to tighten the new stem seat into the valve. 10. Carefully hand-tighten the new valve stem into the valve body, then tighten it with the valve socket and pliers. 11. Repeat the previous eight steps to install new seats and stems onto the diverter and cold-water faucet handle.

Where can I get a replacement faucet stem?

Making repairs to your sink, shower or another faucet in your home? Lowe’s can help with our selection of replacement faucet stems and replacement faucet cartridges.

How do you remove a Speakman Kent shower valve?

Apparently, almost every shower valve is removed by using a special “bonnet wrench” that turns a six-sided nut type thing (which is actually part of the valve itself) deep inside your shower wall. Well, the Speakman-Kent valves in our house didn’t have any any-number-of-sided flat areas inside or outside the wall to attach a wrench to.

What should I do if my shower valve is not working?

1. Turn off the water at the water main or wherever it enters the house. 2. Cover the tub/shower drain with a cloth to prevent small parts from dropping into the drainpipe. 3. Use a pocketknife to pry off the small round index cover from the shower’s hot-water faucet handle. 4.