No water in sink after reopening shut-off Valve

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Old 05-24-03, 04:39 PM
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No water in sink after reopening shut-off Valve

Here's the deal,

I closed the shut off valves under the kitchen sink to replace my cartridge. They were hard to turn, but I was able to shut the water off. When I opened them I have only a drip of water coming out!! Any ideas? I hate to replace the valves if there is an easier solution. Thanks.

Brian
 
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Old 05-24-03, 05:22 PM
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Remove the aerator on the end of the spout, try the water pressure without it on, and then clean the aerator out.
Good luck!
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Old 05-25-03, 05:41 AM
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No luck with aerator, still just a dribble of water. Could both valves have gone at the same time? Should I bang on the pipes to loosten something clogging the valve or pipe? Help before I do something stupid. Thanks.

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Old 05-25-03, 05:57 AM
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Don't bang on anything.
Turn the main water shut-off valve OFF, and take both under-the-sink shut-off valves apart one at a time to check the washers for damage or to see if any pipe debris was dislodged and clogged the valves.
Put a bucket or towel over the shut-off valves, and have someone turn the main water valve on for a second to see if it blows any debris out of the valve, if the washers are O.K.
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