Lynn D
Lynn D
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  • Chesapeake, VA
Asked on Apr 26, 2012

What will cause the bathroom faucet knobs and turn off valve to stop turning? Hot & cold

Joey CPlumber26Home Repair Tutor
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  • 3po3
    on Apr 26, 2012

    What do you mean? Do you keep turning the knobs and the water won't shut off, or do the knobs not turn at all?

  • KMS Woodworks
    on Apr 26, 2012

    Sink ? Shower? We need a bit more info. One problem I have seen with older showers is leaky valves. The older 3 valve rig ( hot cold divert) use a valve gasket on the end of the valve stem. This gasket gets "pressed up" against the valve "seat" to stop the water flow. Over time this gasket get deformed or torn and it will cause a drip or dribble leak. It not repaired in a timely manner the gasket can get so damaged and to fall apart and then damage to the valve seat can occur. Fortunately this repair is not too tough. You can get a "kit" that has new valve stems, knobs, and seats. This whole kit runs about 50 -60 bucks and is a better deal than buying each part separately. If your knobs and valve stems are still in good shape you can just replace the gaskets...which only cost a couple bucks.

  • Lynn D
    on May 6, 2012

    Thanks for the answers, but I'm still hoping for more ideas.

  • KMS Woodworks
    on May 7, 2012

    we need more infor...to provide more answers

  • Plumber26
    on May 7, 2012

    Buy a new faucet and replace your stops..... the end.

  • Home Repair Tutor
    on May 7, 2012

    Lynn, I agree with Plumber26. There are many affordable faucets that will last years and save you headaches. I like Moen and haven't had one yet that's let me down. Let us know your thoughts.

  • Plumber26
    on May 7, 2012

    if you have copper or pex pipes coming out of the wall before your stops you can buy Sharkbite (push-on type) stops that are really easy for DIY

  • Joey C
    on May 11, 2012

    u have built up gunk in ur lines

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