We have a Price Pfister 3-handle tub/shower assembly in our front bath that is probably about 15 years old.

Because we are remodeling the master bathroom, my wife and I have been using this bath along with the kids. We have observed a steady stream of water from the tub spout when the taking showers. I know that this is typically indicative of the washer in the diverter failing. The strange thing is that it seems the water that is leaking is hot, not the same temperature as what is coming from the shower head. Is it possible that the leak is only of hot water, or are we simply feeling it as warmer because it is a contiguous stream and not as spread out as the shower spray?