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    Default Shower Head Leaking

    I have a shower head leak. I've replaced the gasket and the faucet is new. It is still pouring out of the shower head (hot water). There is no tub.

    Could it be the shower head itself? Or is there something going on behind the shower?

    This sucks

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    Do you mean that when you shut off the water, you still have water dripping out of the shower head? and that it is only hot water?

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    Default Yes, when the water is off

    Yes, when the water is off - it is no longer a drip - it's pouring

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    Then you have a faucet issue.

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    i've change the hot water faucet - it's new. i even put the old one on, i don't think it is the faucet itself.

    you think the new faucet could have gone bad?

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    If water is coming out of the shower head when the valve is turned off, then the valve has a problem. If the valve has a cartridge, the cartridge could be bad, or a washer could be bad. What kind of shower valve do you have? Since it is new, do you have the model number and brand?
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