Bathroom Sink - Stopped Working


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Old 01-04-11, 07:46 PM
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Bathroom Sink - Stopped Working

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We had a little drip coming from our bathroom sink. My wife decided to play with the valves underneath the sink to hopefully stop the leak. She can't remember if she turned the hot/cold valve to open or close. Ever since then, the water pressure has been real low. So I tried to tweak with it some more...and now, no water is coming out.

So turning both the hot and cold to the right should close it off right? So turning to the left should open it back. Well...nothing is happening. I turned it almost all the way to the left...and the drip has returned, but nothing is coming out.

Help!
 
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Old 01-04-11, 08:02 PM
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No hot or cold? Uncrew the aerator where the water comes out of the faucet. It may be clogged.

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Old 01-04-11, 08:55 PM
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Shouldn't I feel some sort of pressure that the water is trying to come through?
 
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Old 01-04-11, 09:14 PM
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Did you unscrew and remove the aerator?




Then turn the faucet on.

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Old 01-06-11, 06:37 AM
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It could be that the shut off valve is stuck. Either rust or a bad washer could be closing off the seat inside the shut off. However since you have neither hot or cold I would suspect the faucet is bad. If the aerator isn't clogged the the easiest way to check things would be to remove the supply lines at the shut offs and slowly turn the shut offs on. If you get water there and not at the sink then the problem is in the faucet.
 
 

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