Water stopped coming out of my shower head. When the pull tab is out

by Janettey
Normally when I pull the little pole, the water immediately showers down.
Not doing it now.
I still can hear and feel the pressure change, as if it is planning to shower, but doesn't.
Thanks for anyone that helps, without having to pay a plumber to come out!
  10 answers
  • Valerie Valerie on Mar 12, 2016
    I know it is a long shot, but is it possible that all that is needed is a good clean? Have a look at this post, it might help: http://www.hometalk.com/diy/clean/house/free-flowing-faucets-2461478
  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Mar 12, 2016
    It may have abundance of calcium and lime buildup. I would try to clean it first and see if that is the problem.
    • Janettey Janettey on Mar 12, 2016
      @Janet Pizaro Thank you. That was the first thing i did. They were not bad at all. The shower head is only a year old.
  • PamB PamB on Mar 12, 2016
    Put some white vinegar in a plastic bag , immerse the shower head in it and tie the bag onto it so that it's resting in the vinegar. Leave an hour of so then rinse and brush with toothbrush.
  • Donna Donna on Mar 12, 2016
    I am not a plumber by a long shot...but when my shower head is running slow I put vinegar in a bag and let it sit usually works ...good luck
  • CAmom CAmom on Mar 12, 2016
    Can you take the shower head off completely? If so, see if the water will come through without the head - if not, the clog is lower. I would try to see where the clog is first. We had a slow moving shower head, and there was some build up so we replaced it, and about a month later, it slowed completely again. I thought, " no way it can be the shower head" and sure enough, when I removed the head, still just a trickle of water. We discovered our hard water had kept depositing plaque and eventually slowed the water completely.
  • Janettey Janettey on Mar 12, 2016
    I keep writing on here that it is not clogged. Found all my answers on You tube. They give ez detail visual answers. Even got prognosis. Thank you all any ways CAMON, donnajeanmoore.
  • Janettey Janettey on Mar 13, 2016
    I looked up exactly what i wrote here on you tube and found the reason and how to fix
  • Penny Penny on Mar 14, 2016
    Try taking apart the shower head and cleaning the little screen in a round 1 inch tube that aerated the water. If it is plugged or corroded try cleaning with baking soda and vinegar. If it won't clean you can get replacements at the hardware, clean your shower head now as well.
  • Johnavallance82 Johnavallance82 on Jan 02, 2023

    Unscrew shower head and soak in vinegar for hlaf hour. brsh with old toothbrush, rinse and screw back!

  • Mogie Mogie on Jan 02, 2023

    Old or deteriorating pipework can prove to be one of the main causes in preventing water emerging from a shower head. A build-up of rust within the pipes can cause blockages and potential breaks, either of which can stop the flow of water from a shower head.