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How to free plunger on bath shower mixer

Discussion in 'Plumbing and Central Heating' started by wanleg, 22 Sep 2014.

  1. wanleg

    wanleg

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    Hi,

    The plunger on my bath shower mixer tap has become stuck.....we haven't used it for a few years since putting in an ensuite shower. We'd like to start using it again as the kids are getting older now but the plunger is stuck and will not move. We have tried descaling it from the outside using the usual domestic brands but it refuses to budge.....short of just applying more pressure and risking breaking it anyone got any bright ideas?

    Cheers
    George

     
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    It might be worth trying a dam of plasticine or putty around it and filling with de-scaler or White Vinegar overnight to see if it soaks through.
     
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    Thanks....looking at the exploded view on shower doctors site it may be that that part is replaceable.
     
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    Unscrew the chrome knob to expose the plunger mechanism.
    Remove the mechanism and clean, lubricate until obviously free. Replace and away you go.
    Jeff
     
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    Thanks jeff the gasman...I'll have a look tonight to see if I can see how to remove the mechanism.
     
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    Here is the top and bottom of the tap....would I be right in thinking I need some sort of Allen key to fit in the bottom of the tap to remove the divertor?


     
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