How do I change the cartridge in my Price Pfister shower?

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Replace or Lubricate the Cartridge
Lubricate the O-rings on the old cartridge with a small amount of waterproof plumber's grease. Reinstall the cartridge, using the same orientation as before. Push the cartridge all the way into the valve, then screw the retaining nut back on, and tighten it with pliers.

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Also asked, how do you adjust a Price Pfister shower valve?

How to Adjust a Price Pfister Shower Valve Stem

  1. Loosen the set screw located on the underside of the shower valve handle.
  2. Unscrew the trim sleeve, being careful not to lose the O-ring seal that seals it to the trim flange.
  3. Pull the mixing valve adjustment gear out of the valve so the stem is free to turn fully counterclockwise.

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Accordingly, how do you change a Gerber shower cartridge?

How to Replace a Gerber Shower Cartridge

  1. Turn off your shower water by closing the two water valves in the shower wall, accessible through the access panel behind your shower wall.
  2. Unscrew the handle from the base of the faucet by locating the screw on the end of the handle, or near the handle base.

How do you fix a Price Pfister shower diverter?

Install the diverter valve's handle. First slide the handle onto the diverter valve, then insert and tighten the handle's single screw through the center of the handle. Turn the water supply valve in a counterclockwise direction to restore the structure's water supply and to complete the repair.

32 Related Question Answers Found

Are Price Pfister shower valves interchangeable?

If they do have the trim and not the valves, then it is a problem with the company, not Price Pfister. Re: Are Tub/Shower Valves Interchangeable? First, you absolutely CANNOT mix manufacturers on trim and rough-in valves.

How do you take apart a Price Pfister bathroom faucet?

How to Take Apart a Price Pfister Bathroom Faucet
  1. Go under the sink and turn off the two water valves to shut the water off to the faucet.
  2. Turn the water supply connections at the faucet handles counterclockwise with a wrench until you can turn them by hand.
  3. Turn the plastic thumb nuts counterclockwise with your fingers.

How do you adjust a thermostatic mixing valve?

To adjust the mixed outlet temperature of the valve, remove the cap to gain access to the adjusting spindle. The spindle should be rotated-clockwise to reduce the temperature, counter-clockwise to increase the temperature until the desired set point is reached.

How do I fix the temperature control on my shower?

Adjust the Shower Valve
  1. Remove the handle. You may need a screwdriver to do this.
  2. Take off the metal cover beneath the handle, exposing the valve stem.
  3. Turn the RSL two notches in whichever direction desired, then put the RSL back in place.
  4. Replace the faucet handle, then test the mixture of hot and cold water.

Why is the water in my shower not hot enough?


If the water in the shower never gets hot, the problem may be with the temperature control on the water heater. Instead of the incoming cold water going straight to the burner for heating, a compromised dip tube may send cold water directly up to the hot water feed pipe. When that happens, you won't get any hot water.

How do you adjust an anti scalding valve?

Slide the shower handle off the stem to expose the “Rotational Limit Stop” anti-scald valve. Grab the center of the “Rotational Limit Stop” and pull it toward you. Turn the Delta anti-scald valve to the left to increase the maximum temperature of the water, or turn it to the right to decrease the water temperature.

How do you adjust a single handle shower valve?

Older single lever faucets may have hot and cold adjustment screws instead of a collar. To increase temperature, turn the hot water adjustment screw counterclockwise or the cold water screw clockwise. To decrease the temperature, do the opposite.

How do I know what shower cartridge I have?

For sink faucets, look at the front of the spout. The logo may also be on the base of the spout, where it meets the sink, either on the front or the back. For shower faucets, look on the round plate (escutcheon) behind the handle, on the handle itself, or perhaps on the actual valve behind the wall.

Are shower cartridges universal?

Cartridges aren't interchangeable among different faucets, so if you decide you need a replacement, you need to know its part number so you can order it from your plumbing supplier or online. That number is usually available on the manufacturer's website in the online version of the owner's manual for your faucet.

How do you shower with 3 knobs?


In a shower with three knobs, the diverter is the middle knob.
  1. Turn the left-most knob counterclockwise until the water flow is moderately strong. This will begin the flow of hot water.
  2. Engage the cold water knob, which is the right-most knob.
  3. Grasp the middle of the three knobs and turn it counterclockwise.

What is a shower cartridge?

A shower faucet cartridge is a type of valve. It's the part that a single handle faucet is moving inside the plumbing fixture to adjust the flow and temperature.

How do you remove a Gerber shower handle?

Take off the Gerber faucet's handle by finding the small set screw that secures this handle to the base of the faucet. The screw is located on top of most round Gerber faucets underneath a plastic cap. Take off the cap and unscrew the screw with an Allen wrench or screwdriver depending on the type of screw head.

How do shower cartridges work?

A shower cartridge works because it's connected to the handle. When you pull the handle to turn on the water and adjust the temperature, the cartridge slides forward, allow hot and cold water to mingle and flow together towards the shower head.