20 Most Recent Kohler Memoirs Stately K-452-3S-CP Two Handle 4" Centerset Lavatory Faucet Questions & Answers

the cartridge is either broken or seized up due to rust in the line. make sure you turn the water off to the faucet and disconnect the supply tube from the stop (valve). be carefull with the supply tube , you might have to replace it so have one handy. try to clear the tube. then run a little water out of the stop to see if you have water running to the faucet or if it is plugged with rust. then go to the top of the faucet and remove the handle so you can get to the cartridge. use soft jaw pliers to gently pull cartridge out. look at cartridge and see if the are any defects. if so you will have to replace it , take the cartridge to your nearest Ace Hardware, Home Depot, Lowes , or Menards and show them your cartridge and they will get you a new one. if it is a special order faucet call the manufacturer with model number and they will help you. when you reinstall new cartridge make sure you clear out any debris and use valve grease to lube up your new piece. reassemble and turn water back on.

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Kohler Memoirs... | Answered on Jul 07, 2009

I assume you mean the separate H/C valve body as opposed to single handle(bath/shower).

There is one O ring just below threads of body.

Kohler Plumbing | Answered 2 days ago

Only if you don't mind having to replace the valve after you finish forcing it with pliers.

Kohler Plumbing | Answered on Jan 08, 2019

Should be a pretty easy fix, you need to remove the faceplate for the faucet then there should be a gap between the wall in the faucet valve and you should be able to see two screws that are holding it on to the wood stud in the wall, you can remove the screws and put a couple washes behind the valve that way it will bring it out further and you should be able to get your handle on it without a problem.

Kohler Plumbing | Answered on Dec 26, 2018

Pop the cap off the faucet handle and tighten the screw under it.

Kohler Plumbing | Answered on Nov 15, 2018

If this is a tub/ shower valve, you installed the cart. upside down. Reversing it should solve the problem. You might have put it in according to instructions but the hot and cold might have been reversed when the valve was plumbed in.

Kohler Plumbing | Answered on Oct 08, 2018

replaces the tap washer or insert

Kohler Plumbing | Answered on Oct 08, 2018

The bottom half of the handle spins CCW to losses the handle from the body. You can then tighten the screw inside the handle.

Kohler Plumbing | Answered on Oct 08, 2018

There is normally a tag on one of the supply lines.

Kohler Plumbing | Answered on Oct 08, 2018

It takes new valve cartridges and sometime complete valve bodies. Call Kohler, it should be covered by their lifetime warranty. They are very good about service.

Kohler Plumbing | Answered on Oct 07, 2018

Go to thr Kohler website at


and select the

KOHLER Genuine Parts Dealers

or the Buy Online KOHLER Genuine Parts option

Kohler Plumbing | Answered on Aug 23, 2018

take o ring to home center and find a replacement


Kohler Plumbing | Answered on Jun 24, 2018

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