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    I am a landlord, and I have MIXET single handle shower fixtures in my apartments (Cartridge # MS-5AT).
    I recently replaced the cartridge in one shower about a month ago because the fixture produced only cold water. The tenant now complains that the shower again produces only cold water and that the new cartridge only worked for about 5 days.
    Any ideas what to do? I can replace the cartridge again, of course, but I would like to solve the problem.
    Thanks for your help.

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    The only way that could be a factor would be if the valve body was so badly worn that the cartridge could not seal the inlet ports, which is not likely. You probably have a different problem but we cannot diagnose it without being there. There is an online source for a Moen style cartridge that cures the common Mixet problems.

    Nomix Inc. repair cartridges that fit Mixet brand valves
    It is a Moen style stem to replace the Mickey Mouse one that Mixet uses.
    hj

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    HJ, thanks for your advice.
    Do you recall the URL of the site that refers to a MOEN cartridge that is supposed to cure MIXET cartridge problems?
    If not, do you remember any keywords that I can search on?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Landlord View Post
    I am a landlord, and I have MIXET single handle shower fixtures in my apartments (Cartridge # MS-5AT).
    I recently replaced the cartridge in one shower about a month ago because the fixture produced only cold water. The tenant now complains that the shower again produces only cold water and that the new cartridge only worked for about 5 days.
    Any ideas what to do? I can replace the cartridge again, of course, but I would like to solve the problem.
    Thanks for your help.
    go to this web site to solve your problem it is guaranteed !
    www.nomix.com

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    Hi all,

    Can you assist me in identifying this shower valve. Is it a cartridge type ? I'm replacing all the hardware in the tub/shower and hope to not have to pull it apart to identify the replacement parts.

    Any help is greatly appreciated !!

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    OK.. not sure why my thread was moved into this one... Is someone trying to tell me I need a nomix cartridge too ?

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    If you wanted fast answers, this was the best way. It tells you it's a Mixet valve, and with Mixet, the best replacement is the Nomix cartridge.
    You can repair with the Mixet cartridge too, but at least now you know your options.

    Last edited by Terry; 02-11-2012 at 04:46 PM.

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    Cool, thanks for the help... Anyway of telling buy the pics which NoMix Cartridge Model i would need to order? Also , any special tools needed to remove and install the cartridge?


    I don't have a problem with the hot cold blend, it just does not shut off all the way sometimes.

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    hj normally checks these things in the AM
    By tomorrow you should know.

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    The issue your are having with the mixet valve is most likley not the cartaige that is the problem. Its the pressure balancing spendle that cuases this problem. The spendle is either corroded and stuck or it is missing. It is located in the nut to the right of the main stem near the screwdriver shut off on the cold side. Use a stait screw driver to lossen the cap and pull it out to inspect it. It is A stainless sleave with o rings on the out side and a stainless spendle on the inside. The inside spendle must be able to move freely. If it cant it will only let cold water or hot water through. Soak it in oil or wd40 to free it up.

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