Shower valve repair
Shower valve repair made easy.
Are you having trouble with the Shower won’t turn off? Don’t panic, we will go over a few options and see if we can help you with the problem. First off, we need to identify the maker of the shower valve. Their are basically three types of shower valves. Single handle or single handle posi-temp, Two handle and three handle. Lets take a look at each valve and see if we can help you fix or repair the Shower won’t turn off problem.
Shower valve repair on a single handle valve.
Take a look at some of the basic single handle Shower valve repair in the pictures and I will explain how to repair each one of them. Always remember to shut the water off to the home before you start any Shower valve repair.
The first shower valve we have is a Moen single handle shoer valve. If you have a handle that looks like this one in the picture, you will have to replace the cartridge. First remove the handle, remove the screws on the plate and slide off the chrome sleeve from the valve. If you look closely, you will see a small cotter pin in the front of the valve, remove the pin by pulling up on the pin. In the new package you will find a small plastic tool. Put the tool over the face of the cartridge and with a pair of pliers move it back and forth. This will loosen the cartridge from the valve body and break free the calcium from the cartridge. Now pull the cartridge straight out of the valve body. Insert the new cartridge and reinstall the pin, sleeve, plate and handle. If the hot and cold water is on the opposite side it was before you started, all you have to do is turn the handle 180 degreese. you do not need to take the cartridge out. Thats how a Shower valve repair on a Moen goes. Plumber Tempe
Moen Posi-Temp Shower valve repair. If you have a handle that looks like this, you have a Moen pisi-temp shower valve. The prosses works the same as the regular moen Shower valve repair except some of the posi-temp valves do not have a pin. You will know if there is a pin when you remove the plate on the valve. You will see two screws under the plate. Remove the two screws and replace the cartridge and re assemble the valve finish.
Delta shower valve repair. If the handle on the shower valve looks like the one in the picture, this is a Delta shower valve. This Shower valve repair is a little different then the Moen shower valve. This valve does not have a cartridge, it has a kit with springs washers and other parts. Lets start out by removing the handle after you remove the cap on the face of the handle. You do not need to remove the plate. After you remove the handle you will see a dome shape knob with ridges on it. turn the dome counter clockwise with a pair of pliers until is comes loos. Inside the valve you will need a small pointy tool to remove the springs and washers on this Shower valve repair.