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    I installed New Moen Faucets in both bathrooms. One is shower only, the other fulltub. Faucets are back to back in tile. Full tub shower diverter started getting harder and harder to turn to the point of stuck in shower position. it has plastic stem and I'm afraid to put force on stem. any suggestions

  • #2
    Re: shower control stuck

    We're going to need a model or a picture or both to be of much help.
    No, it's not rocket science, it's plumbing and unlike rocket science it requires a license.

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    • #3
      Re: shower control stuck

      moen tub faucet model 83267

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      • #4
        Re: shower control stuck

        That's a 3 handle model.
        Remove handle, and stem.
        Check for debris or stem damage.
        Flush out diverter chamber.
        Reinstall and try it out.

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        • #5
          Re: shower control stuck

          To be sure, Diverter is set in shower position. does it unscrew or pull out. I have tried tugging on stem and stopped. if it unscrews, which way. will not move under light to moderate pressure.

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          • #6
            Re: shower control stuck

            There is a retaining nut that secures the diverter stem.
            You may have to remove the escutcheon and the chrome
            tube to see it. There is also an extension on the stem
            that the handle screw goes into. Both the extension
            and the stem should pull out. If it won't come out then
            go ahead and order a new stem kit from Moen. That way
            it won't matter if you destroy the old one removing it.

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            • #7
              Re: shower control stuck

              Thanks, will order from Moen

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              • #8
                Re: shower control stuck

                Well, that didn't work. Stem broke off inside. was able to pry out about 1/4 inch before breakage. New tile coming off! thanks guys for your input. I was License electrican 21yrs. before swapping careers. maybe I can help someone in the future.

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