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My shower head is stuck with water minerals, or whatever is coming along with the water. I want to clean it but I couldn't figure out how to open it. Could you pleas help me open it?
Get CLR from walmart or target or Canadian tire etc and apply to remove the build up. once the showehead is out, dip it in the CLR and it will be like new! Good luck
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: shower too hot
I'm Harvey the Master Plumber.
Your question seems to be how to adjust the temperature of a shower valve?
I'm going to assume this is a single handle faucet. Most are adjustable under the handle. This is the responsibility of the installer but sometimes they forget and you can't get them back. Anyway this requires a little mechanical ability and a few tools.
First be sure to turn off the water to the faucet, then remove the handle (allen wrench or small screw driver). Most have a temp. adjustment ring right there. Simply pull out, rotate and replace. With some you have to remove the sleeve or bonnet under the handle to expose the adjustment fitting. Reasemble and turn on. It is not uncommon to have to do this two or three times before the customer is happy with the setting. The adjustment fittings usually don't have tenp. setting numbers to go by so it might take a few tries.
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Posted on Sep 10, 2008
One of two issues. Either the shower valve was installed upside down or there is a twin ell ( Old School Diverter) Partially plugged. Odds are the valve is upside down.
Good Luck, Phil
Posted on Dec 09, 2008
On the face of the shower head where the water sprays out of ,their should be a threaded nut to unscrew This is called the aerator.This is the part wher the filter screen is .Once you clean this part you should be up and running.
Posted on Feb 02, 2009
The holes are probably clogged from hard water. Take the whole head assembly and dip it in a bucket of CLR for an hour or so. Then rinse off and give that a try. If your cheap, you can use a bucket of white vinegar and a little bit o water, but the smell is most disagreeable.
Posted on Feb 12, 2010
I will have to assume this issue developed and was not present at first use after the initial installation.
There are generally only two reasons for your problem. The first is that the diverter mechanism is simply wearing out and/or broken. The second it that there is a foreign object preventing it from doing its job correctly. Either way the diverter must come out. I have provided a couple of links below that should help get it out.
Once out, put a wadded up towel over the end of the tub spout opening so as to prevent any water from coming out of it. Then, for just a moment, turn your shower on full and adjust your temperature from full cold to full hot. This process should dislodge any foreign matter and send it out the opening the diverter came out of and also will probably get you wet. I usually plug the tub so I can catch what, if anything, comes out. Having a second person holding a bowl over the diverter opening helps reduce the water splash.
Rinse off the diverter and reinstall it. Turn the shower on and see if there is any difference in how much water comes out the spout while in the shower mode. If nothing has changed then the next step is to replace the diverter.
The diverter assembly part number is A603819
Posted on Jun 02, 2010
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