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My shower head only drips when I turn on the hot and cold water

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My shower head only drips when I turn on the hot and cold water full blast. What could be the problem?
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: Plumbing
Expert:  Todd replied 7 years ago.
Have you removed the shower head to see how the water comes out without the shower head on? There may be debris in the shower head.
Customer: replied 7 years ago.
I did take the head off as well and the water come out very slowly - it drips
Expert:  Todd replied 7 years ago.
Is this a tub and shower faucet or just a shower faucet. Would you happen to know the brand of the faucet?
Customer: replied 7 years ago.
It is a tub and shower faucet. I do not know the faucet brand.
Expert:  Todd replied 7 years ago.
Does the water come out of the spout good? Is this a 2 handle or 3 handle faucet?
Customer: replied 7 years ago.
It does come out good and it is a two handle faucet
Expert:  Todd replied 7 years ago.
There is a diverter in this faucet that diverts the water down, when the faucet is turned on. Then when you lift the lever on the spout it shut the water off to the tub and forces the water up to the shower through this diverter What has happen there is debris in this diverter. If you have a air compressor or access to one, what you need to do is remove both stem from the faucet and the shower head, connect the air hose to the shower head arm and blow down the shower pipe,. this will remove any debris in the faucet diverter.

Edited by Todd on 7/8/2010 at 2:53 AM EST
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