What’s the thing in the shower that makes the water go from the faucet to the shower head called?

Question by kaitlin e: What’s the thing in the shower that makes the water go from the faucet to the shower head called?
It’s the piece that you pull up on to make the water come out of the shower head. Mine broke and I need to figure out how to fix it if I can.

Best answer:

Answer by Fish
A diverter.

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6 Responses to What’s the thing in the shower that makes the water go from the faucet to the shower head called?

  1. TheBigFGuy says:

    it’s called a diverter and you’ll probably have to replace the whole spout assembly. They usually just unscrew off, take if with you to the hardware store to get an exact match.

  2. alan says:

    you need to replace your tub spout the piece you pull up on is probably broken loose from the plastic stop that stops water from coming out of the spout forcing it up the pipes to the shower head however once you remove the spout you may find you can reatach the pull to the stop inside the spout

  3. John says:

    The whole thing will twist off and you can just get a new one at the hardware store or big box store and twist a new one on.

  4. The Might Riz says:

    it is a valve ( a mixing valve)

  5. Bonno says:

    put a plug in it & you will only have showers…..or give 10 point to one of the guys above that gave you the right answer!

  6. batman08332 says:

    take (alan’s ) advice spout with diverter feel on the bottom of the spout if you feel a hole towards the back near the wall you will need an allen wrench to remove it if not then it will twist off , bad thing is matching up the threaded type the female threads inside the spout are at different lengths and you should use a tape measure and measure how far back the nipple is from the back edge you want the same , other wise you going to have to add or cut the spout pipe .

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