View Full Version : Installed shower cartridge, now I get hardly any water flow

02-17-2009, 05:43 PM
What am I doing wrong? I even put the old cartridge in, and now I have the same problem with that too. Please help!!

02-17-2009, 07:02 PM
What is the make and model of your faucet. Is it kitchen, lav, tub and shower , etc.......

02-17-2009, 07:24 PM
It is a Price-Pfister shower with an Avante cartridge (S74-292).

The old cartridge came out with no problem, I put in the new one and attached the handle and now I get hardly any flow out of my shower. I tried to put the old cartridge back in and have the same problem.

Am I putting the cartridge in wrong? There are really only 2 ways to put it in that I can see and I've tried both with no success. Am I an idiot or what?

02-17-2009, 07:27 PM
Have you tried pulling off the shower head to make sure nothing is blocking the shower head holes? Sometimes some debris comes loose and pushed up to the head.

02-17-2009, 07:42 PM
Yes. I've taken off the head and the hose and the flow is very low coming out of the pipe. I have no idea what's wrong.

02-17-2009, 10:41 PM
I am an idiot. I forgot to check the filter on my ball joint.
Problem solved.