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Poor hot water pressure form Delta single lever faucet

My Delta single lever kitchen faucet only turns slightly to the left for hot water resulting in very poor hot water pressure. No problem turning all the way to the right for cold water and we get great cold water pressure. Can the faucet be adjusted to so that we can turn the lever more to the left to get better hot water pressure?

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It can be adjust take handle off and remove locking collar first turn water off,

it has a metal or plastic ball with a shaft for the handle it may have spun or a washer may be bad under it,

you can get a replacement at lowes or Home depot to replace it if this is the problem .

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