Shower Tub diverter clogged not working Solution

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Shower Tub diverter clogged not working Solution

alright let our diverter isn’t working properly when I turn the hot water on I just get a trickle I turn the cold water on I can also get a trickle I took a shower on it works pretty good so recently I had a water heater replaced and one of water heaters go they tend sometimes to put off some calcium and some debris so everything else works in the house but I noticed the kitchen faucet was getting a little white pieces in the screen the aerator so I’m gonna do is take these handles off see if I can see any debris in there and we’re gonna start with that so first thing I did was take the screws out of here I’ve already removed them a Phillips screwdriver and I noticed that that these handles are kind of stuck on here so I just spun it I spun to that as far as I could and then I spun the inside part and if you notice in there there’s a two nuts we got a set of pliers now each setups different so you got to watch some are soldered on some aren’t and this one is not soldered on I’ll loosen that and then I’m gonna spin it off so – excellent leave the handle part on now let’s say you would replace the washer if you need to put a washer on I’m not gonna do that right now unless I have to but we’re gonna look in here see if we see any debris and I’ve already put that a piece of I don’t know whether this calcium or plastic from the hot water here feels plastic II so that’s what stopped it and then I’m also gonna look further inside this hole I’m gonna get a light you see if I see anything else my flashlight on and we’re gonna take a look and if you look inside you can see some white pieces in there it’s very hard to see you see there’s white pieces in there I’m gonna dig them out with a screwdriver cuz I don’t want to turn pit along cuz a gap here between the wall I don’t want wanted to run through the wall to room below so we’re gonna do that see if I can get him out I don’t want to push him back in I want to try to work them out cuz I’ll only clog it up again boy I didn’t quite get it all out so hopefully I broke it up enough that we’ll be able to pass through if not I’m gonna figure a way to run it real face see if I could blow it out of there by putting a little hose or something under there so it doesn’t go in the wall or seal it off somehow now we’re gonna do the same thing for the other side we opened it up spawn this off the inside you can see that wrench that nut there’s two nuts in there you want to get the bigger one we’re gonna do that with a plier better to use a wrench because the wrench is the exact size but we’re gonna take that off all right got it loosened up I’m gonna see what surprises we have here that looks pretty good go and look inside again I’m sure some surprises I don’t see anything I’m sure there’s some in there so what I’m gonna do is turn the water on real quick for a very short period of time I’m gonna try to fill this hole with something see if I can flush it out real

quick all right I put a business card in there cuz I’m just gonna turn around for a second see if I can flush this stuff out of there you’re doing a basement turn around just for a minute okay hopefully that flushed it out hey see there’s a little bit more debris in there so now I’m going to use one of these two folks trying to work it out with that if you use a tool a little tool or screwdriver so you can see there’s a lot of debris in the table that came in that got blown out but there’s still those pieces I’m gonna have to work them out I’m gonna do it use a pair of these tweezers see if I could pick it out because tried to get it out with a screwdriver if they can work and then we’ll see what happens this piece is a pretty big and they’re wedged in there the alternative is the body diverter which a plumber would charge easily four hundred dollars for that job or more so it’s best that we do this quick fix it so much hard to believe but after using the tweezers I came out with these big pieces are at least an inch long so you must have keep from the internals of the water heater or from the city water but more likely from the water here and that’s more of a reason why you’re not supposed to drink water that comes out of a hot water here not only for the bacteria but all the particular let’s come out of it so you always want to get used to cold water and heat it up if you need it we’re gonna put this together now you’ll see if it solves the problem like I said if you wanted to change the washers that would be the time to change the washers you can see there’s a screw there and there’s a washer they sell kits at Home Depot and Lowe’s they sell new bolts and new washers if you need it you also sell the whole assembly if you need it hopefully you’ll never need it you got to watch make sure all the washers are on here around around the threads there there’s our the one of the washers thing go on in there so we’re going to leave that in place and we’re gonna start the process back up tightening everything up it’s best to use like the corrective wrenches that way you don’t tear anything up for the future so I’m now testing this and it seems like there’s still blockage and put the hot and cold so what I’m going to do is let it run for a couple more days try to clean it out again apparently it’s a bigger blockage and I expect it now let’s try to fish it out with a little water and I believe eventually I’ll get it all if not we’re going to have to place the diverter but I think for the little patience don’t need a couple times it should work good