Solution for the Leak Temporary leak solution: Remove the aerator from the end of the spout and soak it in a 50/50 solution of warm water and white vinegar. This solution will help break down any hard water build up that has occurred within the aerator. Rinse the aerator with water prior to reinstalling.
DIY – How to Fix Leak in Shower Bath Spout Water Diverter
Fix Tub Spout That Leaks Water When Shower Is On
Frequently Asked Questions
Why is my bath spout leaking?
Over time, the diverter can become damaged, causing water to leak through the spout and leave you with a weak stream at the shower head. If your bathtub spout twists onto the nipple in the wall, the threads inside the nipple can crack or become corroded, allowing water to leak from the back of the spout along the wall.
How do you seal a water spout?
Wipe the wall and spout with a rag slightly dampened in a mixture of 1 part bleach and 3 parts warm water. Caulk needs a clean surface to create a watertight seal. Don't use a wet rag that could drip water behind the wall.
How do I stop my bathtub leaking from the side?
1:122:15Sealing Around a Bath to Stop Leaks ~ 2-Minute Tip - YouTubeYouTube
What to do if your bathtub spout goes bad?
Wrap both ends of the new nipple with thread tape and screw it into the fitting inside the wall. Seal around it with silicone caulk and screw on the new spout. Bathtub spouts can go bad in three ways: First, the tub spout diverter can wear out so it no longer blocks the water flow and sends water to the shower head.