Shower head dripping

A few months ago, we had a new double headed shower faucet installed. The main head has been leaking for a couple of weeks and I'm not sure how to fix it. It is only my elderly mother and myself and right now we cannot afford to pay another plumber to come fix this. Can someone tell me what I can do personally? Thanks for any advice.
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Main shower head; can see the drip
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  • Tara Kotry Tara Kotry on Oct 19, 2015
    Take the shower head off and replace the washer inside the head.
  • Pam Walker Pam Walker on Oct 19, 2015
    I agree :)
  • Eleanor Driscoll Eleanor Driscoll on Oct 19, 2015
    You can also get "plumbers thread tape' it is a round small container of very thin plastic on a spool, very cheap, that you can easily wrap around the pipe threads. It seals it and is easy to remove when needed. One other time in a pinch I added another washer on top of the other and that worked as well.
  • Donna Daugherty Donna Daugherty on Oct 19, 2015
    Ours does the same thing. I just leave the shower laying on the floor of the shower when not in use.
    • Teresa Lilly Teresa Lilly on Oct 22, 2015
      @Donna Daugherty Thanks, Donna but this is the stationary head that is leaking not the handheld one.
  • Melinda Melinda on Oct 21, 2015
    Donna D....What????
  • Rus1058682 Rus1058682 on Oct 22, 2015
    is it leaking around the connection? If so, you can seal the threads by removing the head, and rubbing a bar of soap across the threads on the pipe it was attached to. Quick and free fix. Or buy some Teflon tape at the hardware store, and wrap the threads with a thin layer of it.. But if it is constant, it is probably the faucet washers need to be replaced. still pretty cheap to do yourself. Just google how to, and you will get videos of how the repair is done..
  • Teresa Lilly Teresa Lilly on Oct 22, 2015
    Thanks to everyone for your very helpful suggestions. I will be going to Lowe's this weekend anyway so will pick up some Teflon tape and some faucet washers as well. Sounds like both are good to have on hand. And Rusizplace....thanks so much for the suggestion of googling for a how-to video. I am more of a visual learner and this will make it much easier. My thanks again to all. May you continue to be blessed.
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