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I have a newly installed shower faucet - Delta 142910. I didn't install it, but I need to adjust the Rotational Limit Stop so I can get some hot water. How do I get to the adjustment? There is a hole for a set screw in the faucet handle, but there doesn't seem to be a screw there, so do I just pull on the handle hard to pull it off the stem? I don't want to break anything!

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Some higher end models do have an adjustment that is behind the face plate. You would have to remove the handle and the screws in the faceplate to expose them. If you have adjustments they will be located on the brass valve body facing you. You will need a flashlight and a flathead screwdriver to make the adjustment. If your model is not equipped with adjustments you could have a faulty valve stem. The stem is comprised of a rubber band like gasket that separates port holes into which the waters flow. There could be some piece of trash blocking the port not allowing adequate water from the hot side into the valve.Some valves stems are also able to be installed upside down causing the same issue as the ports do not rotate fully to allow adequate supply. However you say that you have adequate pressure on the hot side but not warm enough. There is another possibility also based on the way the shower supply was plumbed but there is no need to go into this unless this does not resolve your issue. I hope this is of assistance and thanks for using Fix Ya. Please let me know if I can be of further assistance.

Posted on Oct 21, 2008

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I found a way to get warm water in the shower, but I'm not sure it qualifies as a solution. After trying everything else I thought that maybe when I was feathering the faucet in the shower toward the cold side so I would get warm water that at a certain point it blocked the flow on the hot water side enough so that the sensor in the hot water heater sensed there was no demand in the line and it shut the water heater off. To test this, I went to the kitchen and turned the kitchen sink faucet all the way to the hot side and then turned it on so that I got a small flow of water. I waited for the water to get hot to be sure the hot water heater was working. Once it was hot, I left it running to keep demand in the line and then I went to the shower and turned the faucet on. When the water got hot I started feathering the control towards the cold side and soon I had warm water. So I think I'm right in that the sensor in the hot water heater was shutting the water heater off when the demand in the shower was lowered to a certain point when I was trying to adjust the water temp in the shower.

So now I can get warm water, but it means I have to leave the hot water running at another fixture in the house to create a false demand in the system so the hot water heater doesn't shut down. Is there a way to adjust the senor in the hot water heater so that it will stay on when I'm using the shower only, so I don't have to waste water by running another faucet when I want to take a shower?

Posted on Nov 29, 2008

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Here is the technical breakdown of your unit:

Delta T17430

Here is the repair and maintenance catalog:

Delta 17430 maintenance catalog

I believe the information you need here is on page 16 and 17.

Hope this helps!

Posted on Dec 06, 2008

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SOURCE: Water Temp not hot in shower

you need an allen key to remove the handle once the handle is removed than you need to turn the grey plastic temp guide counter clockwise as far as possible

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Yes, I believe this unit uses a cartridge right? They do fit a little tight due to the small washers on the back side of the cartridge. If this is the one I'm thinking of, there are two leg like appendenges that come off the back and fit into small holes at the back of the manifold or what some call mixing valve housing.

Posted on Apr 10, 2009

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Just installed a delta model #B114900 in a new shower and the hot water does not get real hot. Before we replaced the old one it worked fine


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This link gets you to owners manual installation.
It wont let me copy diagram.
Step 7
You need to adjust the Rotational Limit Stop
The 1st position is default and allows the least amount of hot water into the mix. As you move it more clockwise it allows more hot water into the flow. If you move it all the way clockwise you have the greatest amount of hot water and run risk of scald.
Basically you have a faucet to help protect from scald if the handle should accidentally get rotated all the way to hot.

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Adjusting the temperature setting on a Delta single handle faucet 13/14 series.


Delta single handle Tub & Shower faucet temperature control adjustment.

Step 1 - Remove handle to gain access to rotational limit stop. Once handle is off there ia a plastic limit stop disc. Remember where it is to start with. Metal handles require a 1/8" allen wrench to remove handle. Plastic handles require removal of cap to access screw to remove with phillip's head screw driver.

Step-2- To adjust the temperature of the water coming out of the valve, pull the disc back to a position where it is possible to remove the Rotational Limit Stop and readjust the teeth to desired position to acheive temperature. Once moved reinsert it into place to test water

Step-3- Clock wise will decrease the temperature and counter clockwise will increase the outlet temperature to a hotter setting. Temperature setting per tooth (notch) could result in 4 to 16 degree's based on inlet water conditions.

Check water temperatures to make sure it is at a safe temperature to avoid scalding. Safe operating temperatures range around 120 degree's. Some may have to be adjusted based on season's.
Winter season's when it is cold outside you may have to turn temperature up due to water coming into house will be colder than it would be in the summer.

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Try replacing heating element in hot water heater.

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I just installed abrand new single handle delta shower faucet and the water does not get hot enough.


Many single-handle shower mixers have a hot limit, usually limiting the throw of the handle. You could go to the mfg's website (www.deltafaucet.com) & find instructions for adjusting it. Or, if you're handy, you could take off the handle & have a look; it shouldn't be too hard to see what's stopping the handle from turning more towards the hot side. Make changes in small increments & remember where you started.

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Wateris not hot enough, need to know how to adjust scauldgard on faucetto getmore hot water, and less cold.


Assuming that you have sufficient hot water, you need to adjust the Scald-Guard valve. It's usually quite easy to do. The intent is to limit the amount of hot water that can be fed to to shower head or tub spout. On the 1300/1400 series faucents there is a disk behind the faucet knob/lever called the rotational limit stop. Remove the knob/lever, either by popping the cover off the knob and removing the screw with a Philips head screw driver, or removing the handle with an allen wrench. Next adjust the rotational limit stop disk clockwise to increase the limit on hot water flow. Delta claims each tooth you click past clockwise will increase the maximum water temperature by 6 degrees F.

Delta has a great FAQ on their web site. As of Jan 30, 2011, this link is valid:
http://www.deltafaucet.com/customersupport/faq/Water+Temperature/

If the rotational limit stop disk is already turned to the maximum point (clockwise), then you may have a hot water flow problem (either with the cartridge or to or in the manifold). The cartridges require a little more know-how to replace. You'll need to shut off the main water valve prior to removing the old cartridge. There are a couple of places that detail how to replace and/or service the cartridges, including a short video on youtube. I can post more details on this if you find you need to replace the cartridge.

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Delta 13022 - Hot water out of the shower is much cooloer than out of the sink faucet. How is the mix of hot & cold controlled?


The Delta shower has a rotational limit stop designed so that when another fixture is activated, such as a toilet or dishwaser, the water does not go to extreme hot or cold. The reason for this is that the Delta shower unit is not pressure balanced or does not contain an anti scald device. The pdf document below will show how to adjust the water tempature if you feel it is too cold. Please use caution as it is probably set the way it is to prevent scalding.

http://www.deltafaucet.com/media/Product_Tech_Docs/Maint_Installation/50001to80000/51975RevH_4.15_15e05.pdf

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Remove handle and adjust the rotational limit stop. As you move the rotational limit stop counter clockwise it will increase more hot water in the mix.
Remember where it is before starting and pull in back onto shaft out of place so you can move it a little and put back into place. It should have marks to line up to get you different setting's. Just put handle on and turn on and check for desired hot setting.

The only way to adjust this is to pull it out of place due to it fitting in place like a gear and reinsert and check water.

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I have a delta shower faucet that I just repaired and wonder how to adjust a thing called the rotational limit stop?It says see instructional sheet which I don't have.


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