A hot water faucet that is slow!

Boots R
by Boots R
The hot water in my bathroom sink comes out very slowly; cold water is fine. Also, in the shower, the hot and cold is fine. What may be the problem, and how to fix...
  3 answers
  • First I would check the shut-off valve under the sink or wherever it might be (basement, access panel). Is it/are they all open all the way. If open, then try pulling out and cleaning the valve stem on the faucet. Make sure to turn off the water first. Also check for kinks in the water lines. Hope this helps.

  • Hamtil Construction LLC Hamtil Construction LLC on Jul 19, 2013
    Have you recently shut off the main water? Sometimes shutting it off can dislodge sediment or buildup, and it sometimes will settle in the shutoff valve at the fixtures. I would suggest shutting off the water, and then disassemble the shutoff valve with a crescent wrench. Make sure there is no sediment in the valve or where the supply line connects to the valve. If your issue is only confined to the hot water in the vanity, then it is most likely an issue from the valve to the faucet.

  • Cynthia Cynthia on Jul 23, 2013
    Check out superhandyman.com He has a great procedure for that exact problem.