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ajoantmug 01-15-2008 08:08 PM

shower hot water problem
 
Hi,
We had a new bathroom built in our second story addition last summer and have been having some difficulties with the hot water for the shower/tub. It is a Delta single handle with the heat adjustment on the handle(hope this makes sense). Sometimes it just doesn't get very hot. However, this does not happen in our other shower or at any of the sinks. It seems to happen randomly, but can not be tied to the dishwasher running or doing the laundry. What else could it be?
Thanks in advance!

USP45 01-15-2008 08:18 PM

Sometimes does not get hot? I would check the sink in the bathroom, if that water is nice and hot, then it is the adjustment inside the valve.
NO NEED TO TURN WATER OFF
1 PLACE A WET WASHCLOTH OVER THE DRAIN SO NOTHING GOES DOWN THE DRAIN!!
2 pop off the cover on the temp handle
3 look in the center, there should be a philip screw, remove this
4 pull off the temp knob
5 look inside the center, there should be a gear inside a gear, rotate the center gear to allow the temp knob to turn all the way open
6 replace parts
7 test
8 if it is colder, then go back into the gears, you turned them the wrong way, simply turn the other way

redline 01-16-2008 02:20 PM

How large is the hot water tank?

(40, 50, 80...) gallons

ajoantmug 01-17-2008 01:08 PM

Thanks for your replies. I will try what you suggested about adjusting the gears when the problem arises again. It does happen somewhat frequently, and yes randomly. The water heater volume reads 71 gallons the first hour?
thanks

ajoantmug 01-20-2008 11:44 AM

Thanks USP45, I adjusted the scald guard and everything is perfect.

great 01-21-2008 04:39 AM

Thanks for the information USP45. They are very useful. I'm glade that I've found this forum. If I will have a problem I will ask you for sure. :thumbsup:


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