Bathroom sink shut off valve

Old 03-26-08, 06:08 AM
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Bathroom sink shut off valve

I needed to turm off the valve under the sink to replace the faucet stem. When that was complete and the shut off valve was turned on for both the hot and cold, no water comes through either faucet. It seems like the shutoff valve is "locked" closed. what do I need to do to fix this or repair it. I did try wd40 to see if it would loosen but nope. Help?
Old 03-26-08, 08:41 AM
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Without more detail, I'm guessing your faucet repair is faulty.... But - it's easy to check. Disconnect the line from the shut off valve to the faucet - and turn it on a bit to see if water flows.... Need to isolate the cause before correcting the symptom. Let us know what you find.
Old 03-26-08, 10:58 AM
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I'd agree with thezster. I've never seen a shutoff valve turn, but not turn on/off the water, which makes it even more unlikely that this happened to both hot and cold at the same time. My guess would be that you have a cartridge faucet and the cartridge was installed upside down or twisted 90 or 180 degrees.

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