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Garrett1963

05:10AM | 01/26/02
Member Since: 01/25/02
2 lifetime posts
Bvplumbing
I replaced the sink in my bathroom but kept the existing faucet, which is less than a year old and was working fine. After installing the new sink and replacing the faucet I found that water was not flowing through the faucet. The faucet is a single lever design with a ball-type valve in the mixing chamber. I disassembled the faucet to see if there was some kind of blockage - I couldn't see anything obvious. While still disassembled, I turned the water on at the wall valve - water did come up out of the mixing chamber. I re-assembled the lever and tried turning on the water again, with no luck. Any advice is greatly appreciated - the faucet really is in good shape and I'd hate to buy a new one for no good reason!

Iceman

11:41PM | 01/26/02
Member Since: 11/16/01
301 lifetime posts
Dear Garret,
If your faucet is of Delta manufacture, it may contain a ball inside that acts as the valve. If this is so, check to ensure that the pin is still in the base. If not the ball can move around and you will not get water. If the pin is missing, get an oversize pin to replace it. For any other single lever faucet the rule is the same, if the holes don't line up, you won't get water.
Len

Garrett1963

05:41AM | 01/27/02
Member Since: 01/25/02
2 lifetime posts
Iceman/Len -

Thanks for the reply. I wanted to be sure there wasn't some "trick" I was missing. I checked the ball valve and it seemed to be rotating properly. Hmm... Maybe there is a clog somewhere in the spout? Bingo! The aireator was full of crud. Cleaned it out - viola - water flows freely.

Thanks again...
-G-

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