Question: What is a bathtub shower diverter?

A bath and shower diverter is a device that diverts the flow of water either toward the tub spout (i.e., to the bathtub) or toward the showerhead. This product is commonly found in bathtubs equipped with a showerhead, such as in residential bathrooms and private commercial restrooms found in hotels.

How does a bath shower diverter work?

This valve is what allows you to choose between filling your bathtub and taking a shower. In short, it diverts water up into the showerhead instead of coming out of the tub spout. The user typically adjusts the faucet to the preferred water temperature before activating the diverter and sending water to the showerhead.

What is a shower tub diverter?

A shower diverter, also known as a diverter valve, is a valve that diverts the flow of water from the bathtub faucet to the shower head.

What kind of shower diverter do I have?

Single-valve or T diverter – This is the most common type of diverter. If you have a handle that pulls straight up from the tub faucet, you likely have a T diverter. When you push the handle down, it opens the flow of water to the tub spout.

Should a shower diverter leak?

The diverter is a valve in your tubs faucet that diverts water from the tub to the showerhead when the lever is pulled to turn on the shower. A small amount of water dripping out of your tubs faucet is normal because the valve doesnt have a perfect seal.

Why is my tub diverter not working?

If, after you trigger your shower diverter, water continues to leak out of the bathtub spout rather than the showerhead, the shower diverter is not working properly. This could mean that the inner rubber stopper isnt creating a good seal to fully block and redirect the flow of water, or it could be another problem.

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