Have to turn sink faucet handles forever before water

Discussion in 'Plumbing Forum, Professional & DIY Advice' started by terrypnt2001, Jul 28, 2010.

  1. terrypnt2001

    terrypnt2001 New Member

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    comes on, I thought there was a simple fix to this as taking the handles off and repositioning them while in the off position and I tried that but of course it did not work.
    It is not a major problem it just drives me nuts that I have to turn two times both hot and cold before the water actually comes out of the spout!!!!
    any solutions?
  2. shacko

    shacko Master Plumber-Gas Fitter

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    It would help if we knew what brand valve you have.
  3. hj

    hj Moderator & Master Plumber Staff Member

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    YOu have bad washers in the faucet, and are probably getting very close to the point where damage may occur inside the faucet if they are not repaired.
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