How to Remove Shower Head Regulators in a Waterpik

The Waterpik shower head, like other brands sold in the U.S., contains a water flow regulator to conserve water and save you money on water bills. But if you have inadequate water pressure, the water regulator might be a nuisance for you. By removing the water flow regulator you can increase the amount of water that flows through your Waterpick shower head.

  • Crescent wrench
  • Screwdrivers, flathead and Phillips
  • Teflon tape
  • Rag
Remove the Waterpik shower head from the shower arm (the pipe that comes out of the wall of the shower) by using a crescent wrench. Wrap a rag around the shower head to protect it from scratches.

Remove the black rubber washer in the junction between the shower head and the shower arm.

Remove the water flow regulator. Insert a Phillips screwdriver into the star-shaped hole in the spray nozzle and turn the regulator--a small white, pink, or green piece of plastic behind the star-shaped hole.

Wrap Teflon tape around the threads of the shower arm in a clockwise direction. This will prevent the threads from oxidizing when you screw the shower head back on.

Replace the gasket or any screens on the shower arm; then screw the shower head without the regulator back into the shower arm.

Tighten the shower head with the crescent wrench. Use the rag again to keep from scratching the finish.

Tips and Warnings

  • Keep the water flow regulator in case you want to reinsert it later.

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