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Single handle Pioneer shower faucet will not allow enough hot water. Water comes out luke warm. How do I adjust this faucet?

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    is there a way to increase hot water by adjusting handle ?

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    Pioneer shower fauset drips

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    Pioneer shower Faucet drips

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    shower faucet made by pioneer drips

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    shower faucet rattling when opening the lever handle

  • Anonymous Mar 31, 2014

    hot when turned all the way - not range of warm

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Its the mixing slide in there its stuck u can take it apart at the handle it pulls out shake it if it doesnt move its bad. what happens is over time sediment gets in there and seazes it up. if you take it apart and its not stuck then its ur mixing valve on your boiler is bad good luck

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