- Over time, your shower valve may become clogged with mineral deposits, causing an irregular flow of water. The following instructions explain how to clean the valve.
NOTE: To ensure optimal performance, Kohler Co. recommends replacing the pressure balancing unit.
NOTE: The appearance of your valve may vary, however these instructions still apply.
Remove the Pressure Balancing Unit
- Turn off the water supply.
- Rotate the handle to the ON position to relieve water pressure.
- Unthread the two screws from the valve body.
- Remove the black cap.
- Pull out the pressure balancing unit.
Clean the Valve
- Locate the aspirator tube at the back of the valve body.
- Using a rag, wipe the inside of the valve body dry from residual water.
- Using a cotton swab soaked with vinegar, remove the mineral deposits from the aspirator tube and the inside of the valve body.
NOTE: You may need to repeat this application multiple times to ensure all deposits are removed.
NOTE: Avoid using other cleaning products that may damage the valve.
- Using a damp rag, remove any remaining deposits inside the valve body.
Reassemble the Valve
- Install the pressure balancing unit into the valve body.
NOTE: To avoid leakage inside the wall, make sure the O-ring is properly secured around the black cap.
- Secure the black cap onto the valve body with the two screws.
- Turn on the water supply.
- Rotate the handle to the ON and OFF position to check for leaks, ensuring the seals are properly secured.
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