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Old 05-03-2013, 05:24 AM   #1
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Cold/Hot Reversed on Kitchen Fixture

We just purchased a preowned 2008 Classic 25. It has a wonderful double kitchen sink with a faucet that has a built in sprayer and it pulls out, there is a dishwashing soap dispenser and even a separate filtered water faucet.

However, it looks like AS connected the faucet up wrong. The temperature indicator on the faucet has on the left side red and on the right side blue. If I push the lever to the left its cold to the right its hot. I looked under the sink and it doesn't look too hard to reverse the feed lines but still one more thing to to add to the list.

Has this happened anyone else?

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We just purchased a preowned 2008 Classic 25. It has a wonderful double kitchen sink with a faucet that has a built in sprayer and it pulls out, there is a dishwashing soap dispenser and even a separate filtered water faucet.

However, it looks like AS connected the faucet up wrong. The temperature indicator on the faucet has on the left side red and on the right side blue. If I push the lever to the left its cold to the right its hot. I looked under the sink and it doesn't look too hard to reverse the feed lines but still one more thing to to add to the list.

Has this happened anyone else?

Kelvin
The cartridge in the faucet is probably reversed. Remove the handle, remove the horseshoe clip that holds the cartridge, pull the cartridge out and rotate it 180 degrees, then reseat the cartridge. Re-install the horseshoe clip and handle, and the hot water should now be on the left.
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Old 05-03-2013, 06:32 AM   #3
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While running the hot water, feel each of the braided inlet lines under the sink to see if the hot is on the left or right. That will tell you if the lines or the cartridge were installed backwards. You should also be able to see where the braided lines connect to the red and white plumbing that comes up behind the cabinet.
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Yes! It's even more fun if your shower is reversed.
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Old 05-03-2013, 09:02 AM   #5
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Your AS is five years old, how do you know the previous owner did not reverse something while doing repairs? Still a pain in the butt, but perhaps the blame is being placed incorrectly. Jim
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The cartridge in the faucet is probably reversed. Remove the handle, remove the horseshoe clip that holds the cartridge, pull the cartridge out and rotate it 180 degrees, then reseat the cartridge. Re-install the horseshoe clip and handle, and the hot water should now be on the left.
Thanks, Terry, for your suggestion. I thought, "Well, how nice. I can fix this for Linda." As it turns out, like all-things-plumbing, I immediately discover how incompetent I am at fixing the kitchen faucet. I get the top cover off, and remove the handle. I then see the attached, which seems completely sealed and untouchable, at least to me. What's the Next Step?
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Does that chrome ring at the top, surrounding the black cartridge, not unscrew with your bare hand?
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Does that chrome ring at the top, surrounding the black cartridge, not unscrew with your bare hand?
Looks very much like ours. Yes, the chrome ring should unscrew allowing further access. I had to put a strip of protective material around the chrome ring and carefully use channel locks to grasp the ring. It should be a standard right hand thread, so turning counter clockwise should do the job.
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Put it back together and call it a feature. The next thing you know you will be replacing the floor and building a new frame.
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Old 05-04-2013, 08:20 AM   #11
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Your AS is five years old, how do you know the previous owner did not reverse something while doing repairs? Still a pain in the butt, but perhaps the blame is being placed incorrectly. Jim
Thanks for everyone's comments.

This AS was so lightly used by the PO. I believed he leased the unit according to some leftover documentation in the AS manual case. The oven had never been used, nor the microwave, the stickers on the shower stall were there and the fridge bins still had the blue tape holding them secure.

I'm not sure the PO even bothered with warranty work. He never sent in the warranty cards for the appliances.

I almost think he took it out for day trips only around Austin, TX. There are a few dings in the exterior.

So I'm not surprised if the faucet hot/cold was missed.

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Thanks for everyone's comments.

This AS was so lightly used by the PO. I believed he leased the unit according to some leftover documentation in the AS manual case. The oven had never been used, nor the microwave, the stickers on the shower stall were there and the fridge bins still had the blue tape holding them secure.

I'm not sure the PO even bothered with warranty work. He never sent in the warranty cards for the appliances.

I almost think he took it out for day trips only around Austin, TX. There are a few dings in the exterior.

So I'm not surprised if the faucet hot/cold was missed.

Kelvin
That's exactly how I found mine. The tires still had the injection molding "hairs" on the tire treads. (since replaced due to age). Although we got great finds, sitting for 4 years does "age" things as well. Mostly, for me, it was exterior sealer deterioration as well as factory defects which PO never addressed.

Still.......more than worth the price of entry for me!
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Just switch the supply lines

I think it would be an easier fix if you take a 1/2 wrench and change the two supplies where they meet the stops under the sink. Most faucets now have built in washers and long braided supplies that make these changes quick and easy.
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Old 05-24-2013, 06:45 AM   #14
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This last weekend trip I reversed the two feed lines and now the hot water comes out on the left side. I had the installation instructions to this faucet and it did not indicate which line was hot or cold. The doesn't seem to be a cartridge that can be reversed on this unit. Luckily reversing the lines was easy and no leaks after the switch.

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