We have a leaking shower. We have replaced the seat and stem on the water but it still leaks. Also the diverter does not shut off all the water.

  • Did you try replacing the o-rings, if not the whole cartridge?
    – CaGa
    Commented Oct 19, 2014 at 15:27
  • A bit more detail (brand and model, etc.) might help for a repair. Pictures might help (including of the valve parts when they are out.) Replacement is always an option, if a bit messy in most cases.
    – Ecnerwal
    Commented Oct 20, 2014 at 17:25

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To oversimplify things, a shower control has two parts: the fixed part attached to the pipes in the wall, and everything else (which is usually the cartridge and possibly some O-rings if they are separate).

If you've replaced "everything else", then the problem is the fixed part in the wall.

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