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Water is either hot or cold will not mix temps Model 100710 handle

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I believe this would be the cartridge behind the knob. Remove the knob and pull the cartridge out and do a little inspection. If you have hard water it is probably all fudged up. Change this part and your problem should be solved. Please rate! Thank you

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