I have two bathrooms, one of which has a stall shower with one of those
single-lever temperature controls you dial to set the temperature. The
shower has started to deliver cold water only, no matter how I set the
control. I know it must be a shower problem because the bathroom sink
right next to it delivers hot water properly.
I assume that the whole shower control will have to be replaced, right?
Can anyone tell me how to do this?
Steven D. Litvintchouk
Send a digital picture and I will see what you have. I hate temp controls.
Unless you have a bad water presure problem you are far better off without it.
Sometimes they shut completely down and you have to wait forever before you get
hot water again. they are anti scold valves.
I beleive a blockage has occured in the valve , this could be lime
scale from your hot water heater or regular debris present in piping
,water delivery systems. Id try turning off the water main, remove
the valve, see if there are any visible debris in the valve seat, then
turn on your main to flush out any anything and check the flow. You may
need a rebuild kit, but probably not. It is normal for debris , sand ,
small gravel , limescale from hot water heater , to mess with plumbing ,
faucet screens and shower valves. And Shower Heads...I installed an
inline whole house water filter on the main a few months ago , one with
a clear casing , so you can see the filters condition. I was amazed in
one week it was full of white crap and rust , the white crap looked like
cut PVC debris. There is always Line Maintenance going on
everywhere,, and any crap will get stuck if its to big to go through
the Next Hole. Good Luck
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