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Old 08-04-2009, 12:45 PM   #1
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We just moved into a new construction house. Love everything but in the recent Seattle heatwave - I've found our master bathroom standalone shower doesn't get very cold. It starts out cold (like all do) but even with the lever all the way over to "C" it must be allowing too much HOT water through - as I get out of the shower sweating. It's a KOHLER fixture with one lever for "on/off" and another lever below it for temp. I tried to take apart the temp lever but couldn't figure it out. Any thoughts?
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Old 08-04-2009, 01:32 PM   #2
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Hi and welcome to the forum!
if you can post a picture of the fixture, we can help you take the temp knob off and hopefully find the adjustment under it.
removing SOME faucet knobs can be real tricky! (i think they try to emulate my magic boxes sometimes, i swear.)
let's see what ya got, and we'll get 'er done....

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Thanks DM.
Here is a link to a picture of what the handle looks like (there is a similar one above it for "on/off":
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http://www.us.kohler.com/onlinecatal...ge=0-824359112

Here is link to what the underlying valve looks like (I think this is the right one):

http://www.us.kohler.com/onlinecatal...e=0--950485777


Any help is greatly appreciated!
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no problem... looks to be yer standard scaldguard valve setup. you'll likely find an allen head screw at the bottom of the fixture to open 'er up. inside you'll need to set the temp down to where it won't lobster ya. the builder may have installed it without checking it, but the factory preset is supposed to be 104

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Danger Mouse - again, thank you thank you thank you.
I've looked everywhere online to figure out how to set the temp down on this kind of valve, but I'm not having any luck. I did take the fixture apart yesterday, but didn't know what to do once I did...any guidance?
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is the link the exact same valve? if not, can you take a picture?
that may be a plastic cover over the actual area you need to get to to adjust it. can't tell from their photos.
others here may have had experience with this valve and know the answer.
this may help though.....
IF it's the right model.....
if this works, you have to promise me that you'll go watch my silly magic videos.... lol


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here's the next page referred to.

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THANK YOU. (now off to watch your magic videos!)
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If you click on the "installers and Designers" tab of the link you posted, you will find complete instructions for temperature adjustment on pages 16-18.
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Thanks Wrangler.
I'm going to give it a try tonight and see how it goes...
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