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Old 03-22-2011, 01:40 PM   #1
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hot water faucet not functioning properly. Low flow of hot water when fully opened. Cold water works fine. Changed few cartridges. Full pressure when cartridge removed (from where the cartridge sits)

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Old 03-23-2011, 07:43 AM   #2
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If the cartridges don't change anything, you have a partial blockage on one side. Deposits often get knocked loose when cycling shutoff valves. With the cartridge out, cycle both shutoffs on full. Caution, direct the water flow so as not to flood the wrong places. This may dislodge clog.

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Thankyou verymuch for assistance. I have flushed the hotwater side without the cartridge but not both together. But I am wondering if it is possible to have blockage from the shut off valve to the shower head
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If you had a blockage between the valve and shower head, your cold water would also be affected.
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Thanks guys ,A great community
I just resolved the problem. Removing both cartridges and flushing the system by opening the main water may have helped. But looking with the flash light I noticed old worn washers accumulated around the seat (towards the back of the seat on the outside) which by poking with a screwdriver was able to dislodge. I guess now I learned that when you open the faucet, the water comes from the seat hole then hits the faucet washer (and in the open position pushes the water around the seat) If there is some debris around the seat it partially allows the water to pushes to the shower head. But on the cold side even though there was also accumulation but it still allowed the water to pass to the shower head.Thanks guys ,it might help someone else (just answer.com wanted $38 to answer (and not guaranting the solution)
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