How do I know what shower cartridge I have?

Easiest of all is when it says the brand name right on the faucet face. But you should also look at the bottom of the faucet, on the handles or on the round plate behind the handles. If you find a brand name, go to the manufacturer’s website and call the contact number for assistance.

Where is the model number on a Kohler shower faucet?

You can identify your shower base model number by finding the serial label on your product and then contacting Kohler Co.’s Customer Care Center. The serial number starts with the letter “S” and typically starts with SKB, SKS, or SCK. The serial number is eight or nine characters containing numbers and letters.

How long do shower cartridges last?

The system has expensive cartridges, they cost about $30 (2014) to replace, but they last a long time — 20 to 30 years.

How do you take apart a Kohler shower valve?

Trim with Plug Buttons

  1. Using a flat-blade screwdriver, gently pry the plug button from the front of the valve trim.
  2. Using a Phillips screwdriver, unthread the screw and remove the handle and adaptor from the valve stem.
  3. If applicable, rotate the cover counterclockwise to remove.
  4. Slide the sleeve off the valve.

How do you know if your shower cartridge is bad?

How to tell if your shower cartridge is bad:

  1. Dripping or running water when you turn your shower off (most common)
  2. Difficulty turning the shower handle, which worsens over time.
  3. Shower handle gets stuck or “slips” and doesn’t turn on the water.

How do I identify my Kohler faucet cartridge?

Identifying Your Faucet Model

  1. The model number is printed on a tag that is attached to the cold water supply line of the faucet.
  2. The supply line is located below the sink, countertop, bath rim, or behind the bowl of a bidet.
  3. The model number, or part number, is typically preceded by “P/N.”

How do I know which Kohler shower valve I have?

Check all areas of the valve, looking for the Kohler logo. The logo features the company name in capital letters with a copyright mark on the right side. It may have a dark background with lighter letters or dark letters against a light background. Pull off the plate, knob or any other hardware on the shower valve.

How much does a plumber charge to replace a shower cartridge?

The bulk of the price that plumbers charge when replacing a shower cartridge is labor cost. So, if you can get the necessary tools to do the job yourself, you can save between $75 and $160 per hour in labor fees. To DIY your shower cartridge replacement, it’ll cost between $50 and $120.

How do you replace a Kohler shower valve?

Find a replacement Kohler shower valve at a hardware or plumbing store, make sure it is specific to your model, not just any Kohler shower faucet. You won’t be able to fix the faucet with another brand’s replacement shower valve. Insert the new Kohler shower valve and tighten the screws. Then install the trim and replace the handle.

How do you fix a Kohler faucet?

Fix a leaking Kohler faucet. Fix a leaking Kohler faucet base or handle by unscrewing the handle set screw with an Allen wrench and pulling the handle off. Then remove the bonnet nut under the handle of the Kohler faucet and take the cartridge out. Replace it with a new cartridge and reassemble the faucet to finish troubleshooting.

How do you replace a shower cartridge?

How to Replace a Shower Cartridge: Step by Step Step one: Gather your supplies Step two: Prepare Step three: Remove the handle Step four: Remove the faceplate that surrounds the cartridge Step five: Remove the metal sheath surrounding the shower cartridge Step six: Remove the pin holding the cartridge in place Step seven: Remove the cartridge