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Old 05-14-2012, 01:00 PM   #1
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Single handle shower gets colder when turned


We have a single handle shower valve that a contractor installed. We noticed today that when the shower is turned on, the water starts out hot/low pressure and gets colder/higher pressure as the handle in turned (instead of hotter). We took the handle off and are trying to figure out what to do next. In assuming this is an easy fix (hopefully!). Any suggestions?

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Single handle shower gets colder when turned


Try putting the handle back on 180 degrees the opposite way it is now. What kind of valve is it? Moen I hope

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Single handle shower gets colder when turned


It's pfister...we have two shower heads in this shower and it would look funny to have one handle be opposite of the other. My husband is currently trying to rotate the valve but he's finding other issues now...
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Actually- I'm not sure what valve the contractors used...but the shower trim was pfister
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Single handle shower gets colder when turned


Counter clockwise = hotter
Clockwise = colder

If it doesn't work that way chances are you had a dislexic plumber.
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If it doesn't work that way chances are you had a dislexic plumber.
Yup
You may also need to adjust the temperature cam (gizmo) too.

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