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    Bertia Posts: 1, Reputation: 1
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    Jan 18, 2014, 01:08 PM
    I turned the valve under the sink in the bathroom off, no water since. Why?
    I turned the valve under the sink in the bathroom off. I was trying to turn the flow of the hot water up but instead I turned it off. I turned it back on immediately and only a trickle of water came out. I haven't had water flowing in my sink since. What's wrong?
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    Jan 18, 2014, 02:07 PM
    It sounds like some crud got loose and clogged up the aerator at the end of the spout. Use a pair of pliers and unspin the aerator and clean it...should resolve the issue!

    Let us know how you make out, OK?

    Mark
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    Jan 18, 2014, 10:49 PM
    Also make sure the handle is not spinning and not opening the valve.
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    Jan 19, 2014, 09:31 AM
    Because Bertia said, "I haven't had water flowing in my sink since", the problem will not be with the handle unless this is a faucet with two separated valves...which is highly unlikely over the last few decades or so...;) Most likely, hot and cold water flow are not working by the description and the only realistic answer is the aerator getting plugged up!

    Good day!
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    Jan 19, 2014, 10:47 AM
    I turned the valve under the sink in the bathroom off.
    I have had shut off valves break internally both in the open, and shut positions and had to be replaced.
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    Jan 19, 2014, 11:11 AM
    Yeah, touching these valves can lead to replacement if the washer breaks off or the stems shears, but in this case, since it sounds like both hot and cold are affected ( "I haven't had water flowing in my sink since"), I'm pretty sure this is nothing more than a plugged aerator! Have a good day!

    Mark
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    Jan 19, 2014, 11:24 AM
    I'm pretty sure this is nothing more than a plugged aerator
    And because Bertha hasn't been back.

    Be nice if people said "Thank you"

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