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Old 12-25-2015, 01:21 AM   #1
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Shower Handle Doesn't Turn + No Hot Water


Hey guys. Long time fan of this forum and excited I finally get a chance to post something on it for once. I recently bought a new shower head system w/ knob and all for my bathroom since it needed a new one pretty badly. (The old one was turning greenish yellow? Not very appetizing.) At any rate, I had it installed but two things I noticed were:

(1) The shower knob is a single handle that turns counter-clockwise. When I goto turn the knob, it turns very short and doesn't feel like its turning all the way. It turns for an inch or two and stops. It just seems like too short of a range for a shower knob?

(2) The water is very lukewarm. I think the new shower system may have a limiter built in. Can this limiter be removed? If you turn the handle to the hottest water temperature setting the shower water just comes out luke warm or just slightly warm.

I googled some articles for it without much luck. =(

If I left out any info that would help please let me know and I'll do my best to answer. Really appreciate any advice from ppl who might've experienced this kind of shower/bathroom problem. Thanks in advance for any help.
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Old 12-25-2015, 06:56 AM   #2
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What kind of shower valve is it?
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Old 12-25-2015, 07:07 AM   #3
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A pebble may have come up a water pipe and jammed the faucet mechansim.

Could you dismantle the faucet from the outside (main cold water turned off of course) and check?

Note: If you dismantle the faucet then you will not be able to return it to the store.

Some single knob tub faucets have screwdriver turned shutoffs against the main body so you don't have to go downstairs to turn off the water. You might check first to be sure they are not partly closed to not give you hot water.
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We need to know the brand--However----all of them have an adjustable stop built in so you can prevent scalding----

My guess is the plumber left the setting as the factory had set it---which is almost always to cold.

You will need to remover the handle to adjust the heat---your plumber might come back to adjust it for you---

Or--let us know the brand and one of us will walk you through the adjustment.
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Adjust the scald stop so temperature is between 110 F to 120F.

This is a safety precaution in case one passes out for a medical condition in the shower.
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Thanks everyone for your help. With your guys help and google search I was able to find a youtube video regarding adjusting the limiters on the delta brand shower I have. Thanks again for all your guys comments. Very much appreciated yall.
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