Help! The hot water works in my entire house except the
bathtub/shower. The sink in that bathroom works just fine - hot and
cold. We've been having exceedingly cold temps for the last week or
so outside - could this have anything to do with the problem? The
cold water works just fine in the bathtub/shower also. I took the
turn-on mechanism off and reassembled it, but to no avail. It's one
of those single handle jobs that moves up and down to turn on/off, and
rotates left for hot, right for cold. I'm open to suggestions -
thanks in advance.
On 29 Jan 2004 18:20:43 -0800, firstname.lastname@example.org (Willabeetoo)
I just had the same type problem with my Kohler shower. All
of a sudden there was no hot water. When I opened the unit I
discovered a small about 1/2inch by 1/2 inch wood shaving in the
mixing unit. Cleaned this out and re-assembled works fine. The other
possibility might be the stop to control the maximum amount of hot
water has slipped but this is unlikely if no hot at all. Good luck
try total clean out of the control.
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There has been a big discussion here all week about frozen pipes.
I'm betting that is what happened here.
If so, the big danger is that the lump of ice inside the pipe
may have burst the pipe (common). All is calm until the weather
warms enough to thaw the pipe. Then.........flood big time.
If there is absolutely no way to gain access to where it may have
frozen, at the very least I would shut off the water (hot only?)
to the bath when it isn't needed.
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