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  • Aug 8, 2008, 08:42 AM
    Symmons Temptrol Shower Valve - Cold Water Only
    I have several 10 year old Symmons Temptrol Model A shower units. One has recently stopped all hot water. A second is warm at best. I was told by a friend (not plumber) that I need to replace the mixer valve or the part that stopps scolding. The reason being is the part wears out and defaults to all cold as a safety feature?

    What part do I need and can I change it myself?
  • Jul 6, 2010, 08:02 PM
    Symmons valves suck. Buy a Moen. Moens last and are SIMPLE to repair. I hate my Symmons valve that I have had to repair twice, My Moen is older an I have never had to touch it. The Moen is used just as much as the Symmons is and just keeps on working. Symmons valves SUCK.
  • Jul 7, 2010, 08:13 AM
    Milo Dolezal

    We do not use Symmons valves either...

    Your friend / plumber was correct. The anti-scald device gets stuck. Replace the cartridge and you will be fine. It is the best, fastest and cheapest way of fixing this problem...

    Good luck... Milo

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