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Old 01-05-2008, 01:08 PM   #1
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Faucet Water Won't Turn Off.


The Kitchen Faucet just won't turn off. Even when I twist it to off some (or even a lot) of water still runs. It isn't both of the twisty things though (I don't know what it's called) just the one for the hot water (the one to the left).

If I push it down to give it pressure the water shuts off, but as soon as I start to take my hand off of it the water still runs.

Do you people know how to fix it? Please.

EDIT - It's called a handle! The Twisty Thing is called a handle!


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You are TOO funny Below the faucet (inside the cabinet ) there should be two valves mounted on the wall. (they are called anglestops) turn off the left one and the water should stop running. Then you can remove the handle and then the valve. Take it with you to your local hardware store and purchase replacements and then reinstall.

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You are TOO funny
I'm sorry it's not my fault I'm stupid.

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Below the faucet (inside the cabinet ) there should be two valves mounted on the wall. (they are called anglestops) turn off the left one and the water should stop running. Then you can remove the handle and then the valve. Take it with you to your local hardware store and purchase replacements and then reinstall.

Not to sound even more clueless then I already am but how exactly do I take the valves off?

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With most faucets, there will be a small cover (that usually says H or C) on the handle. Pry this off, and there will be a screw underneath. remove the screw and pull the handle up and off. You should then see a hex shape and you use a wrench to turn it counterclockwise to remove it. Make sure that the anglestop has stopped all the water flow before starting this procedure. If this doesn't make any sense to you, it may be time to call a plumber.
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Turn the valve (angle stop) off under the sink, turn the handle on the faucet above to make sure the water is off. Use a screwdriver to remove the faucet knob then use a pair of channel locks to remove the faucet stem....I could go on but I have a feeling you may be in over your head...if you really want to try this there a ppl on here that will walk you through it further (maybe even me) another option is to go buy a nice new faucet and supply lines and try to put that in... or...ehem, have someone do it for you. I will check back in a few.
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With most faucets, there will be a small cover (that usually says H or C) on the handle. Pry this off, and there will be a screw underneath. remove the screw and pull the handle up and off. You should then see a hex shape and you use a wrench to turn it counterclockwise to remove it. Make sure that the anglestop has stopped all the water flow before starting this procedure. If this doesn't make any sense to you, it may be time to call a plumber.
Would should I pry it off with?

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Turn the valve (angle stop) off under the sink, turn the handle on the faucet above to make sure the water is off. Use a screwdriver to remove the faucet knob then use a pair of channel locks to remove the faucet stem....I could go on but I have a feeling you may be in over your head...if you really want to try this there a ppl on here that will walk you through it further (maybe even me) another option is to go buy a nice new faucet and supply lines and try to put that in... or...ehem, have someone do it for you. I will check back in a few.
Channel Locks? Sorry but I don't know what that is.
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I rest my case. Call a plumber
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Okay.

Just a question though where can I learn this stuff? I mean pluming and what not?
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Call a plumber or handyman, ask if they will be willing to teach you while they are fixing the problem. If they are not willing, call another till you find one.
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Okay.

Just a question though where can I learn this stuff? I mean pluming and what not?
There are many general allaround repair books in most homecenters or book stores. Better yet there are specific books such as basic plumbing, basic electrical etc that go more in depth than the general books. Getting one with color pictures can be helpful too.
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Okay, thanks for the help everyone.

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