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  1. #1
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    Nov 2009
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    Default Shower Mixing Valve

    I have to turn the shower mixing valve all the way to hot to get hot water. If I don't at best the water gets only luke warm.

  2. #2
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    Default Re: Shower Mixing Valve

    You likely have a temperature balanced valve. Generally, this type of valve uses a keyed lock ring under the handle to control the amount of travel/mix of the valve. Remove the handle and adjust the ring slightly towards the hot side. Reattach the handle and test the results BEFORE taking a shower.

    It would be easiest and best if you Google your shower valve brand for the instruction sheet on this procedure. It's easy to do, but best done with the manufacturer's procedure.
    Come to Hidden Content for all your DIY needs

  3. #3
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    Jan 2009
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    Default Re: Shower Mixing Valve

    The balancing cartridge could be stuck or done, if the above doesn't work. Just remember use a handle puller if its stuck.

    Shaun

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