Shower either has no hot water, or only gives very cold/very hot water

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Old 10-03-15, 02:00 PM
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Shower either has no hot water, or only gives very cold/very hot water

Hello. I have read through the forums but didn't see a solution for this faucet type.

I have a Kohler faucet for my shower/tub. For the last week, any time we run the bath OR shower, we get one of two things: either no hot water even when turned up all the way (well a little warm but certainly not hot), or, cold water up until the halfway point and scalding water if nudged just a bit farther. During times with no/little hot water in tub, we can get it in the sink or any other faucet so it's not the water heater.

I saw that other forum responses asked for pics of the faucet, so I am posting them. I took the handle off to see if there was some piece I could adjust but didn't see anything. Still have issues even if you use wrench to turn the mechanism without handle attached.

Any suggestions?? Thanks
 
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Old 10-03-15, 02:46 PM
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There is no adjustment.
Very likely the balancing valve has trash in it.
Kohler will send you the parts for free if you contact them directly.
 
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Okay thank you I will do that!
 
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Old 10-04-15, 09:09 AM
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replace the cartridge while your at it..

cartridge and balance spool shown...

Kohler GP76851 Pressure Balance Cartridge for Rite-Temp Style Tub/Shower Valves - See more at: Buy Kohler GP76851 Pressure Balance Cartridge for Rite-Temp Style Tub/Shower Valves

[ATTACH=CONFIG]56945[/ATTACH]
 
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