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How do you fix a shower valve?


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2011-09-13 01:52:34
2011-09-13 01:52:34

I doubt its your valve.its sounds like you have a drain or a vent problem ,a drian that's falling backwards or has a slight stoppage will make that noise


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You replace it. If it's a squeal, you replace the shower head fist. If that doesn't make the noise go away, you replace the shower control valve. Odds are since you came online to ask how to fix it, you're not qualified to replace the control valve. Call a plumber now or call a plumber and a drywall contractor to fix it after you make your "repairs"

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You repair or replace the shower control unit.

The valve is not be diverting all the water. This valve may need to be replaced.

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Shower valve is bad.ANS 2 - OR possibly the orifice in the shower valve is plugged with sediment or rust, -A very common problem. Can be cleaned out quite easily in most cases.

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What is wrong with the shower handle? Loose? Too tight? Leaking? Not working?

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