Hot and cold water in shower comes out in a triclkle
I have one turn knob in the shower. When I turn it to the right for cold water, the cold water comes out fine - good pressure. When I turn it to the left to mix the cold with the hot, the water goes down to a messy, low pressure type of trickle. What is the problem, can I fix it myself, and how would I do that? I really don't have any plumbing experience.
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Re: hot and cold water in shower comes out in a triclkle
Shut off the water from the main pipe.
use a allen screw driver take the handle off the shower control.
pull of the wall cover.
pull out the pin that stablized the cartridge in the control body. (remember how it is, before you take it out. or take a digital pic of it). pull out the cartridge. and bring it to any home center or plumbing store.
install in reverse.
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You can remove the center (Diverter valve) without turning water off, Will need deep well socket. Check the o rings and or washers and replace or take valve to Home depot to match with new. If you can't find one there go to local plumbing supply or ace. I turn hot then cold on and off real Quick while the valve is out just to clear anything that might be in lines. stand to the side or you will get wet! You might want to get new hot and cold valves while your at it just make sure to turn off water at meter before you remove them.
check to see if setiment has settled on the pilot....blow it out with air if it has. This issue comes up often with water heaters and rv refers. If that is not the problem and the pilot remains lit, but never increases when the thermostat is turned up, you probably need a new gas valve/thermostat.
The diverter can become clogged with mineral deposits. The handle will have to be removed to gain access to the diverter. The diverter can then be disassembled as necessary to determine what needs to be done to free it up.
If you turn it to left or right (hot or cold) and get water out of the shower head,we'll elimate cloged shower head.If it just doesnt work in the middle ,probily a washer is stuck in your diverter,or to better understand>a part inside your shower knob assembly is clogging the water that goes up to your shower head. If you get water out of the shower head in the just cold possition or just hot position,then you will have to dissasemble the unit to repair. If you get no water in the cold or hot position could just be a clogged shower head.If you dont know how to disasemble a Shower diverter ,I wouldn't recommend taking it apart. Hope this helped!
The rest of ur house water in the showers fine? If not they must install a prv (Presure reducing velve) on the cold going to the house and geyser befor it t,s of to the house and even if the rest of the house water is fine u must ask ur plumber who intalled it if he took the cold water going to the new shower strait of the mains if so he must corect it by t-ing in at the right cold water supply or put a velve on the cold water to ruduse the cold presure . then u will have more hot presure and that means lovely hot shower
replace your mixet stem it is located behind the knob where you adjust your hot and cold water you will have to turn your water main off then you will need a flat head screw driver a phillips screw driver a pair of needlenose pliars to pull it apart
You can eliminate the shower control knob possibility by turning on your hot water anywhere else in the house. If you get hot water in other places, then it could be the knob causing it. A substantial lime buildup in the tank can also cause poor heat transfer from the elements to the water.
Sounds like the switch inside is not making good contact or it didn't have a good seal to protect it from water. I would have a proffesional come and look at it and check out the switch. I'm pretty sure it is still under warranty if you just had it installed a few months ago.