12:20PM | 10/20/05
Member Since: 10/19/05
2 lifetime posts
kitchen sink hot water shutoff valve is stuck. used wd 40 but that has not worked. cold water shutoff works. the hot water has been tapped into for the dishwasher this shutoff is before the main shutoff. this valve does not shut water off completely to the sink. the main shutoff handle will not budge. the handle is made of plastic. any suggestions would be appreciated thanks.


11:04AM | 10/27/05
Member Since: 08/29/04
227 lifetime posts
Typically, I will remove the handle, then take off the nut holding the stem in place, then re-install the handle and unscrew it out of the body. You have to make sure the water is off to the house first, but then once it is, you should be able to remove the stem out of the body. If you can't, its a perfect time to replace the stop valve with a new one.

good luck

Raymond VinZant Plumbing Prof.


11:29AM | 10/27/05
Member Since: 10/19/05
2 lifetime posts
in original message about the stuck kitchen valve i failed to mention that i had shut off the water to the house but the hot water still comes out of the faucet. do i have to keep it running until the hot water tank is empty? thanks for your reply


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