Squeeling shower

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    • #274446
      MasterPlumbers
      Keymaster

      Intermittenly when the shower is running, it starts to make a high pitched squeeling noise.

      Can you tell what this is and how to go about fixing it?

    • #289761
      Rod
      Participant

      more common on the hot side its more likely a washer

    • #289762
      Open2uandu
      Participant

      I had no idea it had anything to do with whether the water was hot or cold! After testing, I found mine to also be only when the hot water was being used.

      Where can I get *detailed* directions on how to replace that washer (and exactly *where* that washer is)? I’m pretty much incompetent when it comes to household repairs!

      ~ Nancy ~
      Bothell, WA

    • #289763
      bungie
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      Click here to get detailed help.



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    • #289764
      ACME
      Participant

      Is this a tubshower combo or shower only? Do you have the make and model of the control? Is it a single handle control or two or three handle control? Do you use shampoo with conditioner or just regular?….just kidding!

      Sorry for all the questions but these answers would help those of us here to narrow down the problem…..maybe!

      Just check around the control valve and see if there is a makemodel number. If not, you might even describe its appearance a little.

      One more thing, if this IS a tubshower combo unit, tell us where the shower diverter button or control is located. Some are operated by a separate handle, some are operated by a “push in” button near the main control valve and still others are located at the spout(either a pull “up” knob or even a pull “down” knob incorported into the end of the spout). These last are notorious for causing a high pitched squeel if they do not seal off properly.

      Thanks!

    • #289765
      Open2uandu
      Participant

      Thanks, guys! Let’s see…

      It’s a tub/shower combo. There is only a dial-style control for hot/cold. On the spigot is a plunger that you pull up to activate the shower: it looks like the ones on bathroom sinks. Also, I’ve installed a hand-held shower. I have no idea if it squealed when it still had a wall-mounted showerhead. As for the make/model – it’s just builder’s stuff, so I’m guessing the lowest level of American Standard.

      Body-building, root-fluffing shampoos, no conditioner.

      ~ Nancy ~
      Bothell, WA

    • #289766
      Open2uandu
      Participant

      Hello?

      ~ Nancy ~
      Bothell, WA

    • #289767
      Open2uandu
      Participant

      Just an update for the next person who needs info on this problem.

      The spigot was Mixet, which is made by Delta. We had to replace the whole spigot because the washers, control valve, etc. are built into the spigot. There’s a screw on the spigot (mine was on the side facing the wall) – just unscrew that and pull. You don’t even need to shut off the main water. The spigot was about $22 at Lowe’s.

      ~ Nancy ~
      Bothell, WA

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