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Fixed my hot water issue, easy to do, took less than 10 mins...
on January 20, 2015
Easiest plumbing repair I have ever done. I read the reviews and made sure I had some plumbers grease, you will need this to hold the O rings on the back when you insert the pressure balance unit. I wasn't having a leak problem, I was having a problem getting hot water from the valve. Plenty of cold showers. The old balance unit was 14 years old. It was easily removed after the trim was taken off and water was shut off with two screws. I used a pliers to remove the old balance unit.
I put some plumbers grease on the O ring positions on back of the balance unit, put the O rings in place, and slid it back in place. I then put plumbers grease on the two O Rings on the back of the mixer cap, and some around the large outer O ring, these O rings were already installed. I placed the new mixer cap in place, and installed the two screws. Turned on the water, and I now have hot water again from the tub spout and shower head. I adjusted the temperature protection and re installed the trim with one additional screw. It took less than 10 mins. Preparing and reading all the documentation took longer.
There is a great YouTube video that can be found here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YZ3RY5hFRrc
It shows how easily this can be done. If the link doesn't work, just search YouTube for 304:305:11748 Mixer Cap and Pressure Balancing Unit Replacement Parts and Temperature Adjustment. The video takes away any anxiety you may have doing this yourself.