Introduction: Shower Head Plugged
You turn on your shower and nothing comes out. But, the water is flowing out of the spout below.
Step 1: Unloosen the Shower Head..
First you need to inpect the shower head for blockage. Use slipjoint pliers to unscrew the head from the supply tube.
Step 2: Once Loosened,
you can unscrew it the rest of the way with your fingers.
Step 3: Some Small Amount of Water
will come out.. don't get wet. Now, look down inside of your shower head and see if there's something in there. Usually there is only a small hole here and it plugs easily.
Step 4: Reinstall the Head.
Tighten by hand. If the tape stays on it will seal again. If not, you should add some plumbers tape or teflon paste here.
Step 5: Righty Tighty Lefty Loosey..
Once you tighten the shower head back onto the tube, test it. If it leaks tighten it some more. Be careful not to overtighten.
Step 6: With Some Luck..
you'll be a gettin' wet. It may even plug up again.. during your shower ! If it does.. you know what to do..Woof