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Plumbing

bathroom faucet handle is hard to turn

Submitted: 7 years ago via HomeTips.
Category: Plumbing
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replied 7 years ago.

There might be a small piece of debris in stem under the handle.

The stem might be worn out and need replacement.

The stem under the handle may need lubrication after years of use.

Is the water still shutting off when the handle is used?

Customer reply replied 7 years ago.
Yes, cold water side shuts off completely, just very hard to open or close. Hot water handle side turns very easily.
BigDave, Licensed Service Professional replied 7 years ago.

Has this cold water handle been getting worse over time, or was it a sudden occurrence?

Customer reply replied 7 years ago.
gotten worse over time but got bad pretty fast.
BigDave, Licensed Service Professional replied 7 years ago.
Is taking apart the valve and removing the stems sound like something you can or want to do?
Customer reply replied 7 years ago.
sure.
BigDave, Licensed Service Professional replied 7 years ago.

Where are you located?

 

Customer reply replied 7 years ago.
Granite City, IL
BigDave, Licensed Service Professional replied 7 years ago.

Have a basement under your home?

 

Customer reply replied 7 years ago.
Crawl space.
BigDave, Licensed Service Professional replied 7 years ago.

are you familiar with the procedure of turning off ALL the water to your house?

If you are, get your tools and meet me in the bathroom. lol