Kohler 3 Handle Shower Valve - Hot on right hand side?

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I'm replacing a broken valve in my shower with an exact replacement. The part is Kohler 303-K-NA. For some strange reason this comes with the cold on the left and hot on the right and that's incorrect. Can I just swap the existing stems? photo below.
 

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If the stems turn the way you want them to, just connect the cold pipe to the right side. Otherwise swap the cartridges.
 

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I swapped the cartridges. For some reason I recall plumbers telling me the cartridges are different for hot and cold and I didn't want to have to redo the work. Thanks for the info.
 

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They're different if you have lever handles. CW for cold CCW for hot. Knob handles are generally both CW. Which is why I said if they currently turn the correct way there's no need to switch them. The cold sticker could have been put on wrong and the valve was actually assembled correctly.
 
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