shut off valve not working anymore

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Old 06-23-13, 05:53 AM
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shut off valve not working anymore

The shut off valve to my outdoor hose is not opening properly. I only get a trickle of water. How do I fix it? I have no way to water my plants easily without this and it is getting hot! Any help would be appreciated.
 
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Old 06-23-13, 06:55 AM
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Got a picture so we can see which style you have?
 
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Old 06-23-13, 11:17 AM
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While we wait on pictures, most likely if it is a frostproof one, the washer has temporarily "welded" itself to the seat and the shaft has pulled off of it, rendering a really low flow. I would turn the water off, pull out the stem and see if the end of it is without a rubber washer. If so, it is stuck inside and may take some long proboscis to remove it. Replace it with a new one and you should be back in business.
 
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Old 06-23-13, 05:55 PM
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: shut off valve not working anymore - thanks fo the help

Thanks for the info,it is what I thought I would try. It is indoors, not outdoors, though. Will let you know what happens.
 
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Old 06-23-13, 06:07 PM
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OK, shut off valve to the OUTSIDE faucet is INSIDE. Yeah, we'll need pictures.
 
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