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Question DetailsAsked on 4/14/2016

Why shower mixer gives maximum 102 degrees water instead of required 112,although in bath sink faucet 120 degrees

It turns without any restrictions in both direction ( clockwise and opposite)

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Check manufactuer website for instructions - some have a fairly visible but small separate tab or lever you adjust for the constant temperature you want, some a collar on the valve but behind the handle that you rotate to desired temp, others use a setscrew or inset screw that you adjust.

These commonly drift a bit with age, as do water heater thermostats, so commonly need adjusting every year or two if you are picky about your shower temperature.

If you have adjusted that temperature control all the way up, then presumably something is blocking the hot water flow or the temperature control has gone bad - with all the different brands and designs, lots of things that could have gone bad and might mandate a replacement of the working parts. Before doing that, I would adjust temp to full cold then back WHILE FLOWING - that might free up anything clogging it up. Otherwise, probably plumber time for from $150-200 for economy faucet on up to $400-500 range to replace the guts in a higher-end faucet.

Answered 3 years ago by LCD

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