Barbara Foster
Barbara Foster
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  • Two Rivers, WI
Asked on May 30, 2013

Squealing shower

Core Plumbing San DiegoVincent PlumbingPlumbrite


When using the shower, when we turn the water to just the right temperature, the shower makes an annoying high-pitched squeal. We put in a new shower head and it still does it. Does anyone know why it does that and can it be fixed?
5 answers
  • KMS Woodworks
    on May 30, 2013

    So this noise is "new" in recent days / weeks and has not been a problem in the past? This sounds like a "vibration" issue in the mix valve itself. My first choice would be to pull the cartridge and lube, re-install and tighten things up. If that does not do the trick get a replacement cartridge.

  • Barbara Foster
    on May 30, 2013

    this started a few months ago. We will check out what you suggest.

  • Plumbrite
    on May 31, 2013

    check the brand a lot of manufactures offer a lifetime warranty, they will send you a new cartridge at no charge.

  • Vincent Plumbing
    on May 31, 2013

    Yep, call the manufacturer (be prepared to offer your receipt) - you should be able to get a repair cartridge. Sometimes they are very easy to replace - we often get calls to help out when someone cannot replace themselves.

  • Core Plumbing San Diego
    on Jun 1, 2013

    Before working on the shower, you might have someone stand next to the pressure regulator while you run the squealing shower. Ocasionally, regulators will squeal when just the right volume of water is run, and the sound transmits through the piping to all areas of the house. I would recommend checking that before beginning repairs on the shower valve.

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