Bath / shower mixer flow probelm..

21 Jun 2006
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United Kingdom
Hi all,

A friend of mine has a bath / mixer tap, the sort where the shower hose sits on a built in cradle and you switch between bath or shower by moving a lever. Problem is that the hot flow out of the shower head is barely more than a trickle and has apparently got worse over time which. I took the cradle bit off to see inside but apart from observing that a bit inside moves when you operate the lever didn't really achieve anything.
Is this likely to be a water pressure issue or a problem with the lever mechanism? I don't want to suggest buying a new tap only to find no difference.

Many thanks,

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Unless the shower hose is blocked, it's a problem with the mechanism.

If the tap is a well known make then you can get a kit of "diverter valve" parts from the manufacturer.
Thanks Softus,

The hose and head are perfectly clear. Interested to know that you can get a diverter valve kit, mind you I have no idea of the manufacturer.

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