How to repair under-sink water cut-off?


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Old 02-26-08, 01:01 PM
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How to repair under-sink water cut-off?

I bought a new faucet for the master bathroom. I ducked under the sink and turned off both water feeds, then opened the faucets on the sink. Water came streaming out. Even with the under-sink cut-off turned all the way 'closed' the cold water streams out at about the rate of a typical schoolyard water fountain, and the hot water flows at about half that.

Is this repairable, or does it need to be replaced? In either case, how is it done? Obviously I need to shut off the water to the entire house to do this (there are no other cut-offs below the bathroom, I checked) but once that's done, what's the process?
 
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Old 02-26-08, 01:05 PM
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Yeah, they're repairable. Cut the water off to the house and relieve the pressure. Take the handle off the offending stop valve, then unscrew the larger nut under it. The entire unit will then unscrew exposing (hopefully) what is left of your washer. Replace the washer, which is probably cone shaped, install it and your'e good to go.
 
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Old 02-26-08, 01:43 PM
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Thanks, I'll crack it open tonight and see what happens.
 
 

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