Kitchen sink has no hot water

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Old 12-04-11, 02:08 PM
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Kitchen sink has no hot water

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I have hot water everywhere in the house (shower, other sinks), all except from the kitchen sink faucet.

Would replacing the faucet solve the problem?

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Old 12-04-11, 02:27 PM
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First check under the sink to make sure the hot water shut off valve is open. If the shut off was not closed then I suspect sediment has clogged something. First I would open and close the shut off valve a few times and see if that helps. If that did not help I would close the hot and cold shut off valves and disassemble the faucet. You may find sediment or something clogging the hot side. If you don't find anything clogging it crack the hot water supply valve on just a bit and see if water bubbles up and out of the faucet body. If not the clog may be in the supply line between the shutoff and faucet.
 
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Old 12-04-11, 02:29 PM
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Do you have full flow from the cold? If not clean the aerator. If the cold is fine turn off the hot supply valve under the sink. Disconnect the supply line at the valve. With a pan underneath and holding a rag over the supply valve* slowly turn it back on. Do you get good flow?

*If you have a spare supply line connect it and aim into a pan.

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Hi Ray and Pilot Dane,

I'm going under my sink now to try both your suggestions. I have no experience in this and so appreciate your replies.

Oh dear God! I turned the left valve and now there is water coming out of the faucet! Was that all that it was? The water is hot!

Are you kidding? How did the valve get closed??

Oh my, you are both very helpful, and the problem seems to be solved! lol.

Have a great evening, and thank you very much! : )
 
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Old 12-04-11, 05:03 PM
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Do you have kids? Is your neighbor an out of work plumber?
 
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I am glad to hear it was something simple. Those are the best kinds of problems to have.
 
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oh, ho ho!

No, but I have cats! Maybe they got in there and hit the valve? How weird. I'm just glad the hot water is working! And feel a bit dumb, but I'll get over it! : )

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Do you have kids? Is your neighbor an out of work plumber?
 
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Yes, it's great! Someone would have charged me money to fix that and I wouldn't have known!

Thank you!


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I am glad to hear it was something simple. Those are the best kinds of problems to have.
 
 

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