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Leaky shower

Discussion in 'Plumbing and Central Heating' started by Blake1995, 30 Apr 2020.

  1. Blake1995

    Blake1995

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    Hi All,

    First time poster and DIY amateur here.

    I have a leaky shower head, i'm 90% sure this is due to the mixer not twisting enough to turn the shower off properly.

    I think I need to replace the cartridge, but how do i get to it?? Do i need to loosen the big bolt in the photo ? There is no other screws/bolts etc on the handle.

    Help.... please :)
     

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  3. terryplumb

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    Is there no grub screw in the shaft , immediately below the cross handle ?
    If not you will need to unscrew the large, whole ,chrome section ,and you will need a strap wrench to do it. The x handle may just pull off.
    In the short term ,you could remove the shower hose from the bottom of the valve and fit a blanking cap nut. That will stop water from trickling out ,but of course you would need to keep swapping every time you want to use the shower.
     
  4. Blake1995

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    Nope no grub screw whatsoever, very strange. I'll try and pull the x handle off and let you know how that goes... anything further then that and i think i might just have to get a plumber in lol.

    Thanks for your help!
     
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