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  1. I now highly suspect that the lack of hot water...

    I now highly suspect that the lack of hot water flow until I move the handle back and forth is caused by a clogged balance spool. I also think the loud rushing noises from my and my neighbors'...
  2. Well, I solved the jammed handle. That red...

    Well, I solved the jammed handle. That red plastic ring that lets you limit how far you can move the handle to the hot side somehow got moved out of place.

    I'm still not sure what causes the hot...
  3. American Standard shower handle jammed

    My American Standard shower handle recently jammed. It won't move left past the mid-point towards the hot side -- it's a hard stop.

    I believe it's an R120 Ceramix type cartridge. It's the type...
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    I have a problem with an American Standard R120...

    I have a problem with an American Standard R120 shower valve (the type where the lever moves up/down for volume, and left/right for temperature). Sometimes no hot water comes out. If the lever is...
  5. I recently fixed a relative's wobbly American...

    I recently fixed a relative's wobbly American Standard shower handle of a similar vintage. After a big wet struggle with various allen keys (the shower was running, since it was an apartment and we...
  6. Thanks. I think they are models which take a R120...

    Thanks. I think they are models which take a R120 valve. The handle goes up and down for volume, and rotates for temperature.

    Any tips for loosening the set screw, like what size screwdriver to...
  7. American Standard shower handles: removal and ID

    I'd like to remove these two American Standard shower handles, particularly the one with the starbust design, so I can clean out or replace the cartridge.

    I'm having trouble removing the set...
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