When I tried to shower today, when I pulled the shower diverter, it didn't divert most of the water to the shower (most of the water kept coming out of the faucet). I tried to push the diverter back down with the water running, and it became stuck. Now I can't pull or push it.

Was it because I tried to push it back that it got stuck?

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    It sounds like it may have broken internally. Time for a new one.
    – Dave Tweed
    Apr 18, 2015 at 16:25
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    I second and upvote Dave Tweed's commend. Just get a new one. (I have had same problem - it's just broken) Jun 12, 2015 at 7:50

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I got it replaced with a new one and it works perfectly. Even after detaching it, the diverter didn't move.

  • When you replaced it did you see how or why it was broken? Bent shaft? Bad gasket?
    – Freiheit
    Jun 12, 2015 at 17:16
  • Unfortunately no - I wasn't sure what to inspect. Jun 12, 2015 at 18:02

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