Sorry couldn't be drain. Almost has to be shower arm leaking inside wall. With head off turn arm counterclockwise. Clean threads. Get some Teflon. 2 maybe 3 wraps with Teflon. Then follow with a thread seal or even Vaseline. Your trying to make threads glide into each other so the Teflon digs into the threads.
James, Thanks for the reply. I'm not a handyman by any means, so I want to understand what you are saying. Are you suggesting I take off the shower head, cap it off, turn on the shower and then clean the threads on the shower arm (i.e. where the shower head was)? You think it might be leaking from the very top? Edit to add: The shower is controlled by a single knob. Much appreciated, Herk
The shower arm is threaded. I check this by removing the head only and getting a 1/2 female cap of any material it's temporary. Cap shower head and turn valve on. This pressurizes the shower riser pipe in wall. On the shower arm pull the chrome ring back and look at those threads with a flashlight. That's the upper most part it could be. Next remove face plate on valve and look at fitting on top of valve going up towards shower head. Still can't find it? Shove a rag in drain and let pan fill up with shower water. The pan maybe cracked or the drain has loosened from fiberglass.
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