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How to clean a showerhead (Page 2)


Step 4. Keep all parts in order and oriented in the correct up/down position. If the house water pressure is very poor, you may leave the flow restriction parts (inset photo) out when you put the showerhead back together. WARNING: Removing flow restrictor parts can dramatically increase your water and energy bills.

 

Step 5. Use a paper clip or pin to clean the outlet holes on the showerhead then flush all parts clean with water. Soak encrusted parts overnight in white vinegar to soften mineral deposits.

 

Step 6. Coat the rubber 0-ring that contacts the swivel ball with silicone grease before reassembling the head. Hand-tighten the collar nut that holds the swivel fitting to the showerhead.

 

Step 7. Wrap the shower arm threads with two or three layers of Teflon tape in a clockwise direction before replacing the head. Tighten the head to the shower arm a little more than hand tight using your adjustable wrench. Tighten a little more if the joint drips with the shower on. If the showerhead does not work to your satisfaction, replace it.

 

 

 

 

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