Shower Mixing Valve Isse - Plumbing - DIY Home Improvement | DIYChatroom
Advertisement


Go Back   DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum > Home Improvement > Plumbing

CLICK HERE AND JOIN OUR COMMUNITY TODAY...IT'S FREE!

Like Tree1Likes
  • 1 Post By Windows on Wash
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Display Modes
Old 11-16-2016, 07:38 AM   #1
Newbie
 
Join Date: Nov 2016
Posts: 3
Rewards Points: 6
Default

Shower Mixing Valve Isse


Hi. I've got a Kohler single-handle shower valve that started acting up a few days ago.

You pull it out to turn it on and rotate left/right to change temp.

When you turn it on it gets hot but as you turn it back towards cold it stays hot then suddenly gets very cold. (You can also hear the pipes make a slight "chunk" noise when that happens.

I don't know what valve model it is - haven't opened it up yet - but does it sound like the cartridge needs replacing? Thanks!
GregST is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 11-16-2016, 08:34 AM   #2
Exterior Construction
 
Windows on Wash's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Washington DC Metro Area (VA, MD, DC)
Posts: 24,363
Rewards Points: 12,484
Blog Entries: 41
Default

Re: Shower Mixing Valve Isse


Yes.

Cartridge sounds faulty.
Sully6541 likes this.
Windows on Wash is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 11-16-2016, 08:36 AM   #3
Newbie
 
Join Date: Nov 2016
Posts: 3
Rewards Points: 6
Default

Re: Shower Mixing Valve Issue


Thanks for the short and sweet reply.
GregST is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 11-16-2016, 08:44 AM   #4
Exterior Construction
 
Windows on Wash's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Washington DC Metro Area (VA, MD, DC)
Posts: 24,363
Rewards Points: 12,484
Blog Entries: 41
Default

Re: Shower Mixing Valve Isse


No problemo. This is most likely and easy one.

Don't buy and off brand cartridge to replace it. Get a Kohler one.

Have some plumbers putty, scotch bright pad, utility knife, and some Vaseline (some usually comes in the cartridge). Pretty easy process.
Windows on Wash is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-16-2016, 09:09 AM   #5
Newbie
 
Join Date: Nov 2016
Posts: 3
Rewards Points: 6
Default

Re: Shower Mixing Valve Isse


Thanks again.
GregST is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-16-2016, 05:20 PM   #6
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Ohio
Posts: 5,660
Rewards Points: 1,866
Default

Re: Shower Mixing Valve Isse


Pressure balancing spool that is in the cartridge.
Ghostmaker is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-18-2016, 03:29 AM   #7
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: Minnesota
Posts: 381
Rewards Points: 38
Default

Re: Shower Mixing Valve Isse


Quote:
Originally Posted by Ghostmaker View Post
Pressure balancing spool that is in the cartridge.
Ghostmaker always knows the answer...the new pressure balancing spool is the only supply you will need.
SHR Plumber is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Tags
cartridge , kohler , shower valve


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Shower Valve & Head Depth 325_man Plumbing 6 07-11-2014 08:41 PM
Moving/Installing new mixing valve... issues with framing rodney23 Plumbing 6 12-12-2010 03:32 PM
Can't Identify Shower and Tub rough in valve stamped SHWR 7196 and TUB P-P USA help4diy Plumbing 1 11-21-2010 09:06 AM
Is this a mixing valve problem? imola ghost Plumbing 2 05-31-2010 10:52 AM
Help w/ mixing valve (I think) ink HVAC 15 02-28-2010 10:01 PM




Top of Page | View New Posts