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My shower water gets very hot after a few minutes.If it is the thernastate can I replace it myself. Thanks

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Your shower handle has no control on the temp of the water that you don't set yourself, unless it has an anti scald device built in, then you can reset it, but it is tricky. The thermostat on your water heater can be adj down to a cooler temp. The adj on a gas heater is right on the outside, for electric, it is inside the cover, and you should have 2 of them, one up and one down. They get turned with a little screwdriver. Check th esetting it is on and go down a couple degrees and try it, not enough, go more, too much, come on back up. Hope this helps.

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