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marcocat

06:32PM | 09/29/04
Member Since: 09/28/04
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Hello,

I am having a problem with one of the water control knobs in my shower. We have two knobs, one for cold water and one for hot. You turn the knobs clockwise or counter-clockwise to turn the water on and off.

The cold water knob works fine. With the hot water knob, however, when you turn it about only 1/2 of a turn the hot water comes out and if you twist the knob further (to try and increase the volume of hot water) the amount of hot water coming out stays the same as the 1/2 turn.

Anotherwords, after 1/2 turn of the knob you can twist the hot water knob as much as you want and the amount of hot water coming out of the faucet will not increase. So the amount of cold water is mismatched with the hot...the cold is much greater.

Any thoughts on what is wrong with the hot water knob and how to repair (or replace) it is appreciated. Thanks.

Marco


LonnythePlumber

10:07PM | 09/29/04
The stem needs cleaned, the washer and stem packing replaced, and seat checked. All of which is part of a normal valve repair.


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