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When handle is turned all the way 'on', cold water comes out. I have to turn it back for hotter water. It was opposite before the repair.

I just replaced my shower stem with RP19804 due to leaks. Before the repair, I needed to run the shower lever 1/4 turn (max it will turn) to get the hottest water possible. After the repair, the same 1/4 turn puts out cold water. I have to turn the lever back to get hot water. Something has been reversed. Any clues?

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Yes the cartridge was put in backward only you or a plumber can fix it .

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SOURCE: No cold water, Only hot water in showers.

The plumbers screwed up when they installed your showers. There are two connections on each shower. one for hot and one for cold. they connected the two hot water lines together with a T fitting and then ran a line to the main hot water line and tied it in. Then they connected the two cold water fittings with a T and ran that line to the main hot water line and tied it in there instead of into a cold water line like they were suppose to. This is the only possible logical solution to this problem. They tied your cold water connections to both showers into a hot water line instead of a cold water line.

Posted on Jun 01, 2009

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SOURCE: no cold water from Moen 2253 tub/shower valve,

Here is a quick check to see if the cartridge may be at fault allowing the cold and hot to mix. Turn off the hot water supply, with hot water supply off turn faucet on. Turn to the hot and cold sides, If you have only cold water then your faucet cartridge is at fault or the cartridge housing is worn. Shut all supply valves and remove cartridge and inspect housing for signs of wear. If wear is visible a new shower valve is needes. If none visible replace cartridge. I have included a link of a PDF file an exploded parts list. I hope this helps in solving your problem. Please rate if the answer helps in any way. Good Luck and have a great week. Jeff

Posted on Apr 05, 2010

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