Bathroom Faucet Problem (help please).

Discussion in 'Plumbing Forum, Professional & DIY Advice' started by NLAlston, Mar 30, 2006.

  1. NLAlston

    NLAlston New Member

    Mar 30, 2006

    I'm new here, and have a question that I hope someone can help me on. Our bathroom faucet is a dual-handled, cartridge type which began to exhibit problems with leaking. I contacted the manufacturer (Glacier Bay) and they promised to send out replacement cartridges (which I received today). I had noticed, however (a few days ago), that apart from the leaking - the 'hot' water side had begun to lose pressure. With each usage (turning the water on, only when needed) there was less 'hot' water issuing out. Eventually, it ceased to flow at all (there was no such issue with the 'cold' side).

    I had hoped that the installation of the new cartridges would have corrected the problem. There was no longer a problem with leaking, and the 'cold' water side seemed even stronger than before. the 'hot' water would not flow at all. Not even a drop!![/I]
    I can't afford a plumber, at this time, and need to get a handle on this problem. Any help would be immensely appreciated.
  2. jimbo

    jimbo Plumber

    Aug 31, 2004
    San Diego
    This is probably not the faucet itself. You may have a problem with the shut-off valve under the sink. Turn it off, then disconnect the supply line at the base of the faucet. Put the line in a bucket, then turn the valve on . You should get good flow. If not, there is a problem in that line or in the shut-off valve.
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  4. NLAlston

    NLAlston New Member

    Mar 30, 2006
    Hi Jimbo ~

    And thanks for a speedy response. I was hoping that the problem might be just in the area that you indicated, because I (though not a plumber by any stretch of one's imagination :) ) feel handy enough to conquer that. My fear was that the problem might be deeper down. I will pick up another line, and shutoff valve tomorrow. They aren't that costly (methinks), and probably could use changing anyway. I just hate that the sink is one of those pedestal types, which makes navigating behind it a little more difficult. But not impossible :) .

    Thanks much.
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