Fixing a stuck shower tap diverter

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  1. sppc42

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    Hi guys,

    The diverter in the hand shower in my bathroom is stuck and refuses to budge. Wanted to get inputs on how to fix, or better replace it without replacing the whole tap and shower unit.

    Attached is a pic of it.

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    Unless you know the manufacturer of the tap it'll be nearly impossible to find a spare part for it. New tap time
     
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    No manufacturer name on the tap or shower :(

    And that would make things even more difficult as I have no clue how to replace that tap, do I need to partially disassemble the tub to access the lock nuts for the tap?
     
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    Get a plumber to fit a new mixer.

    Andy
     
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    As you've only shown a close-up of the tap it's difficult to give advice on the tub we can't see
     
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    And its in the corner, it might be a bath out job.

    Andy
     
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    Have you tried doing 'anything' with it? Unscrewing/manipulation/wd40?
    Try those first - 10 mins may just get it freed up!
     
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    Usually a jammed washer on the diverter.

    Access is by unscrewing the diverter knob or by raising the knob to expose the hexagon flats that will allow you to remove the diverter mechanism.

    Rewasher, grease and replace.
     
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