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Shower mixer failure should I replace or fix?

Postby jwicks64 » Sat Mar 13, 2021 10:29 am

On bad advice our builder installed a no brand/cheap built in shower mixer in our new bathroom 5 years ago.

It has stopped working - and the water is almost impossible to adjust to the right temperature - and changes temp when other taps in the house are turned on/off.

We have been told that we should replace the whole thing - which would mean cutting open the wall etc. etc.

I can't even figure out how to access the cartridge.

Do we need to replace the whole unit or can the cartridge be cleaned/replaced?

Thanks for any advice.
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Postby stoneyboy » Sun Mar 14, 2021 10:03 pm

Hi jwicks64
Remove the face plate to get access to the valve, you can then decide whether to repair or replace.
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