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Shower/tub faucet does not provide cold water, only to warm and hot.

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The faucet has a cartridge that is dirty or bad. Turn off water to the house and remove the cartridge. Take it to Lowes or Home Depot and get another replacement. follow the instructions in the package to the tee.

The old cartridge easily pulls out after you pull out on a clip on the top of the internal assembly. Just take the handle off, slip out the chrome sleeve and remove the clip. The cartridge will pull out with minimal force.

Then head to the store!

Posted on Oct 13, 2010

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