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Grohe bath faucet adjustments

When I turn the hot water on the faucet turns itself off. I have to continually turn up the water to keep it going - at least until the water gets hot. The opposite is true of the cold. It's flow tends to increase constantly.

I thought the guts were just worn, so I bought replacements - but still have the same results. I'm sure it's something simple but I've never had a faucet do something like that.

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Do you still have the owner's manual of the faucet? if so check under troubleshooting. It sounds like, most grohe products, a pressure problem. Did you check the pressure coming into the house? Do you have a water regulator outside the house? If so check the pressure.

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