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Shower wont get hotter than luke warm

5 year old shower vavle. (it is a 2 handle thermostatic system), and in the house with a tenant. She said that the water wont get past lukewarm even though she has the handle turned all the way up. is there anything that can be checked other than buying a new valve system? One plumber has said its always the thermostat cartridge, and I need to buy one - but he has not been out to the house or taken a look. Also, does anyone know if Mico Designs sells just the cartridge or do I have to replace the entire guts of the system? Ive tried to find part numbers and all I can find is the part number for the entire valve.

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You need to find a stockist near to you and see if the have the parts or a new valve . Just google the make of the valve and stockist's

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SOURCE: hansgrohe shower

it's possible sometimes you can get brand new junk. one question is the thermo coupler in the right postion? i would check to make sure that it is indeed picking up the temp like it should.

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SOURCE: Kohler 30 year old single handle shower valve - cold water only

Is this a dual handle or single handle? if it is a single handle
turn the valve 180 degree. if not, then check the cold water supply line.

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SOURCE: Moen shower/tub faucet

hi... yes that's a very common issue with moen "cartridges" -- it's very simple to fix..... grasp the handle and give it a gentle tug upwards when the water is on... if it retracts again, pull the handle out again and tug again but this time a bit harder. Not sure what causes this on new cartridges but it will fix your issue.

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SOURCE: i have a new single handle shower valve and when i

single shower units are shipped in cold position as a safety u have to adjust ur anti-scold clips to allow hot water --- that red clip is ur hot adjustment-- if u have ur paperwork for the unit in it explains on how to adjust[ but]=== if u pull back the red clip [it sits on a spline of teeth] and turn it put back on so the valve opens do it in small increments till ur comfortable with hot adjustment will take a few times

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