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jwilson49
Bathroom faucet

I changed the washer/parts for the hot water faucet. When I turned the main valve back on, the water came directly from the faucet with the handle in the off position. To stop water flow I had to turn the main valve back off. What do I do to fix this?
Thanks.

dj1
Re: Bathroom faucet

Sounds like you didn't install the washer correctly or you installed a washer that doesn't fit, so it can't stop the water flow.

To save time, money, water and aggravation replace the faucet.

jess4INstaller
Re: Bathroom faucet

You did not mention the make of the faucet but I am a bit familiar w/ Delta's. If your faucet has a cartidge (which still require "washer" replacement) make sure you have the cartridge installed properly. You may have to do a 180 on the cartridge from the way it is in now. Look to see how the handle position effects the guts (cartridge + i/s the faucet/valve body) to see how things line up to allow water flow. Do this w/out putting it all back together first. Good luck.

johnjh2o
Re: Bathroom faucet
jess4INstaller wrote:

You did not mention the make of the faucet but I am a bit familiar w/ Delta's. If your faucet has a cartidge (which still require "washer" replacement) make sure you have the cartridge installed properly. You may have to do a 180 on the cartridge from the way it is in now. Look to see how the handle position effects the guts (cartridge + i/s the faucet/valve body) to see how things line up to allow water flow. Do this w/out putting it all back together first. Good luck.

I agree that this is your problem. Good diagnoses jess. Your hired bring your lunch.

John

dj1
Re: Bathroom faucet

Maybe it's not a Delta...we don't know it's a Delta or Peerless.

johnjh2o
Re: Bathroom faucet
dj1 wrote:

Maybe it's not a Delta...we don't know it's a Delta or Peerless.

It could be either one but in any case the fix would be the same.

John

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