HWT - Mixing Valve
I’ve replaced the mixing valve once.
About a month ago I noticed some water around the HWT and small drips coming from the mixing valve. I tightened it up and stopped the leak.
For the last month or so I’ve noticed the hot water doesn’t get really hot. I put on full hot water and I’m easily able to hold my hands under the water to thoroughly wash my hands - not typical. Showers I maxed out and it’s still not hot enough.
I went to the valve and turned it filly counter clockwise and no change.
HWT temperate is set high and the pipe leading to the valve is HOT.
What are my options here, buy a new valve for $100?
These things seems to be pretty unreliable, 5 year life span.