Delta shower hard to adjust temp.


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Old 12-28-18, 06:43 AM
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Delta shower hard to adjust temp.

Hi.

Delta shower about 22 years old. Original cartridge. Well water w/softener. It's getting hard to turn to/from "hot". Is this the cartridge showing it's age? It doesn't drip at all.

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Old 12-28-18, 07:13 AM
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Yes, if you were to remove the cartridge, you will probably find white powder in there that is taking up space and causing it to turn harder. You might be able to remove the cartridge and clean it, but you have to be very careful because you could damage The mating surfaces. But what I would do is contact Delta, and I believe they will send you a no charge replacement cartridge so that you will have that in hand when you pull this one.Meanwhile, take a look and see where your hot and cold water line shut off’s are for this valve, as that is the first thing you will want to do.
 
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I'll be darned... A new cartridge is on the way.

Muchos gracious Pedro.
 
 

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