With time the handle or shaft of your Diverter Valve might break or you may want to change out an older standard Valve Assembly for a Never Lube Valve Assembly. Also your Diverter Valve may be tightly integrated in your piping system to the point where you would have to replace multiple valves to replace a bad one. Fortunately most damaged valves can be repaired by replacing the valve assembly inside the Valve as an easier alternative to cutting out the whole valve. This guide shows you how to replace the Diverter Valve Assembly in a Diverter Valve.
BUY PARTS - Buy the replacement parts ahead of time so you will have them on hand when you need them. For a full Valve Assembly replacement you will need a Never Lube Valve Replacement Kit and a tube of O-ring lubricant. You will note that there are two kits available: an OEM [Original Equipment] and a Generic. The OEM is generally higher in cost than the Generic Kit. Also the items included in each package are slightly different. Each has the Diverter Assembly, a Locking Knob, and the two O-rings on the valve shaft. The OEM kit has a red plug to replace the grease port on the standard valve if it is broken. The Generic kit does not have a plug but it does include the O-ring for the Valve cover.
REPLACE VALVE COVER - Insert the Valve Cover onto the Valve Housing. Note that the bottom of the Valve Shaft fits into the hole in the bottom of the Valve Housing. Ensure that the "INLET" label on the Cover is over the common port as noted in Step 7 and push the cover down as far as it will go.