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How do you adjust the scald guard, water needs to be hotter?

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Remove the handle and it will be a dial to remove and reinsert maybe a 1/4 turn counter clockwise to increae hot. just remember where you started at and adjust accordingly. Just put handle on turn on and see if it's at desired temp.

It should be a dial that may look like a little gear that will slide off and allow you to adjust tep.

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