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How to Repair a Mixer Valve in a Kohler Shower

Kohler is one of the foremost leading producers of both bathroom accessories and supplies. If you are experiencing problems with your water temperature or your water flow from a faucet, then the stem within your mixer valve needs replacing. Despite the brand of faucet, stems will wear out with enough time and use.

Removal

Repairing a Kohler Mixing Valve

Shut the main water valve in your home.

Remove the handle from your Kohler shower, using an Allen wrench to loosen the nut on the bottom of the handle.

Remove the steel clip holding the brass stem in place. The clip is what helps hold the stem in place.

Extract the stem from the mixing valve with a pair off pliers, turning counterclockwise.

Installation

Push the new stem into the Kohler brass mixing valve. You'll set the new stem into the same spot as the one you removed.

Reinsert the clip that holds the stem in place.

Set the handle back on the stem and the nut on the bottom of the faucet.

Things You Will Need

  • Allen wrench
  • Pliers

About the Author

David Batka has been a journalist since 2005, having reported for "The Chicago Flame" and "Glacier." He also has numerous years of experience with home repair and building. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in English with a minor in history from the University of Illinois at Chicago.

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