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My shower mixing valve will not adjust. The water is hot no matter what position I put it in. Makes for some really hot showers.

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Are you using the wall instant hot shower heater? You should be careful, sometimes if all of sudden you only got hot water, you will get burned.

Call the supply companyright away.

Posted on Jul 07, 2008

  • Frank Chen Jul 07, 2008

    Again, If you use regular shower, the water from the gas water heater, you should;



    1. Fix the faucet, probably the cold water side got small dirt blocked.clean it and put it back. if you want fix by yourself, you should turn off the main water supply first and then fix it.



    2. Change the faucet.

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