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I have purchased a single handled shower kit but, lost directions and every time put the springs and washers inbefore the cartridge assembly and get it all put back together it either gets to hot or cold and i cantshut it off with the lever. and when i takeit apart the springs are all messed up but the washers are fine. is there a certain way to adjust this or what am i doing wrong. thanks any help would be greatly appreciated.

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HELLO- Springs can only go in one way, the cartrige ( ball with lever arm) has to go in a certain way if not it will catch on the washers, also it will not control the water correctely. Good luck sorry could not be more helpful.

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