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How do you adjust the water temperature on a Moen shower valve?

Last Updated: 30th May, 2020

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Pull the limit stop ring away and out of the cartridge sleeve just enough that the ring teeth disengage from the sleeve. Turn the ring clockwise to increase temperature, or counterclockwise to decrease temperature. You only need to rotate in small increments. Insert the ring back into the sleeve.

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Thereof, how do you adjust the temperature on a Moen shower valve?

How to Adjust the Temperature on a Moen Anti-Scald Shower Faucet

  1. Unscrew the nut on the bottom of your shower handle with an Allen wrench.
  2. Move the dial on the front of the stem either clockwise or counterclockwise, depending on how you want to adjust the water temperature.
  3. Set the handle back on the stem and tighten the Allen nut, securing the handle in place.

Secondly, what is a Moen Posi Temp valve? A PosiTemp faucet is a temperature-sensitive shower faucet manufactured exclusively by Moen. But because of its temperature-sensitive design, a Moen PosiTemp valve prevents children and adults from getting scalded or hit by an unexpected blast of icy-cold water while taking a shower.

In this manner, how do I adjust the water temperature on a single handle shower valve?

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.

How do you adjust a 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.

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