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Hot water faucet has seized up.
the cartridge is either broken or seized up due to rust in the line. make sure you turn the water off to the faucet and disconnect the supply tube from the stop (valve). be carefull with the supply tube , you might have to replace it so have one handy. try to clear the tube. then run a little water out of the stop to see if you have water running to the faucet or if it is plugged with rust. then go to the top of the faucet and remove the handle so you can get to the cartridge. use soft jaw pliers to gently pull cartridge out. look at cartridge and see if the are any defects. if so you will have to replace it , take the cartridge to your nearest Ace Hardware, Home Depot, Lowes , or Menards and show them your cartridge and they will get you a new one. if it is a special order faucet call the manufacturer with model number and they will help you. when you reinstall new cartridge make sure you clear out any debris and use valve grease to lube up your new piece. reassemble and turn water back on.
hope this helps
on Jul 07, 2009
Valve is set to far into the wall...
Should be a pretty easy fix, you need to remove the faceplate for the faucet then there should be a gap between the wall in the faucet valve and you should be able to see two screws that are holding it on to the wood stud in the wall, you can remove the screws and put a couple washes behind the valve that way it will bring it out further and you should be able to get your handle on it without a problem.
on Dec 26, 2018
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