Identify shower valve

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desmolift

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I need some help with a shower valve. The problem is, when the water pressure gets low due to a clogged water filter on the well and the use of water at another location in the house, the show valve turns on! Changing the water filter to a fresh one, fixes the problem temporarily. I'm thinking the cartridge is malfunctioning. This is a shower only, no tub, so the valve is only controlling the mix of hot/cold and on/off for the shower head. I have not been able to identify the manufacturer of the shower valve. Would anyone be able to help identify the valve and suggest a solution to the problem?
 

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It’s most likely a Tempress 2 cartridge.

Many manufacturers used this cartridge so I’m not sure what actual brand faucet you have.

take the rest of the trim off.
 

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Not to drag this out... but.... when I look online for this cartridge I see many different manufacturers with prices ranging from $40-$140.

What would be the good replacement? I don't want cheap. I want quality.
 

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Not to drag this out... but.... when I look online for this cartridge I see many different manufacturers with prices ranging from $40-$140.

What would be the good replacement? I don't want cheap. I want quality.
Ive never purchased one.
 
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