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What does Error 5 mean on a Kohler Steam Shower Model K13PC? How do I fix it?

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If it is dripping from the connection where it goes to the water spout you can unscrew the connection and wrap teflon tape or Pipe Joint Compound on the Threads. Now you can Thread the Shower Head Back on, with No Leak. IF..... It is leaking from the Shower Head Itself There May Be a Problem with the diverter handle/lever. If it has a Pull Type Lever, sometimes you can screw the Lever up or down for the proper water restriction to the Shower Head. However if the Hot and Cold Handle/Lever is OFF, There should not be any Water coming out from anywhere! If water is coming out off the Tub Spout, with the Shower Off, then you will have to replace some washers or Cartridges in the faucet(s) to stop the dripping. You can do this easily....Just Ask) Remember though, that some shower Heads may Drip for a Few Minutes After they are Turned off. There is still water in the Supply neck and needs to escape, either though the tub Spout or Shower Head.......Hope this Solution Helps you with your Drips.....Joe

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SOURCE: Kohler Steam Shower. Getting ERROR MESSAGE 5.

check the steam outlet to make sure is properly tight this can cause a false ERR 5
ERR5 comes up when water flow to the unit is blocked or debris has gotten in the unit and clogged check filters,test the water flow

Posted on May 30, 2011

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