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It sounds like the cartridge needs to be switched around. And the temperature limit stop adjusted higher.

Posted on Apr 21, 2013

  • Bruce Chalmers Apr 21, 2013

    Shane,
    I had adjusted the hot limiter and it was not the issue. I took apart the cartridge and flipped the little valve at the back of and now only the cold water runs

  • shane Apr 21, 2013

    you could turn the water off,then take cartridge out,and the two spring and seats. then close shower curtain and turn water back on for 2 seconds then off. repeat this 3 times to make sure nothing is blocking inlet pipes. when you shake the cartridge in your hand you should hear a clicking sound. if you dont hear anything you need to change the cartridge. that means the pressure ballance is not working.

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SOURCE: No hot water flow from faucet/shower

change the cartridge it is bad or defective.

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Behind the handle check to see if it has a dail to take out and replace at a different postion this will change the hot and cold. It a anti scald protection device. Don't remove cartridge just adjust dail.

Mark where you start and take out and move a 1/8-1/4 turn at a time and replace til temp desired. It has teeth like a gear you move to adjust temp.

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SOURCE: & Single Handle Shower Faucet : how to adjust to get hotter water...

First step remove handle and behind it there is a dial that looks like a gear. Mark where it is and remove it and put back in about a 1/4 to 1/8 turn counter clockwise to increase to hotter temp.

These faucets are equiped with anti scald setting's to protect the public and preset for this reason.

Posted on May 20, 2010

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