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If that's the only place in the house with no hot water,then I'd say there's an obstruction on the hot side in the faucet ,could be a dislodged washer. Or washers are toast.

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If that's the only place in the house with no hot water,then I'd say there's an obstruction on the hot side in the faucet ,could be a dislodged washer. Or washers are toast.

 

Thanks. Yes, that is the only place in the house. Fuacet is approx 5 years old. I'll check out the washers.

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I meant to post this earlier,if you have a Delta or Moen (pending on model)it could still be under warranty,it can't hurt to call them and state your case......That is,if that's the problem.

 

I had a similar problem with a Delta faucet,it was just over a year old and the main gasket tore,well before I even heard about the problem my wife called Delta described what kind it was and they shipped out a new one;)

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I meant to post this earlier,if you have a Delta or Moen (pending on model)it could still be under warranty,it can't hurt to call them and state your case......That is,if that's the problem.

I had a similar problem with a Delta faucet,it was just over a year old and the main gasket tore,well before I even heard about the problem my wife called Delta described what kind it was and they shipped out a new one;)

 

Moen is the same way. My daughter had a problem with her Moen faucet and with just a phone call needed parts were shipped free. Moen motto is --Moen is for life.

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More food for thought. Check your supply lines. If they are the braided style. Some of them had a check valve in them that if it sensed a burst of water going thru them, the check would stop the flow. You would then have to shut off the stop, relieve the check ball, and things were fine.

More than likely its a blockage in the valve body,but wanted to throw this out there.

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More food for thought. Check your supply lines. If they are the braided style. Some of them had a check valve in them that if it sensed a burst of water going thru them, the check would stop the flow. You would then have to shut off the stop, relieve the check ball, and things were fine.

More than likely its a blockage in the valve body,but wanted to throw this out there.

 

Good info, thanks. Thanks for all the feedback guys. I haven't had time to pull it apart yet, but plan on giving it a shot this weekend.

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Supply lines are good. Pulled them today and they're both getting water. Is it possible that it's the cartridge? Faucet is a price pfister 532 series. Went to the depot to get a new cartridge, but of course they gave me the wrong one (even though I asked 3 times if it would work with my faucet).

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I'm having the same problem.  Good cold and hot water supply, but the hot is gone.  Cold works fine.  In my case I can loosen the cartridge (turn the cold off first) and still no hot comes out.  So, it is plugged in the main body of the faucet below the cartridge.  One trick I read elsewhere might work for you but didn't for me.



 



With everything assembled, turn off the hot water supply and disconnect the hot water feed line from the faucet inlet.  Leave the cold water connected.  Put a bucket under the open end of the faucet's hot water inlet.  Turn on the faucet and set it in the middle or a little towards hot and put your finger over the spigot end blocking the outflow.  This will force the cold water backwards down the hot inlet and perhaps dislodge and flush what is plugging it up.



 



Worth a try.  My facuet's part guide doesn't show how that inlets are contructed inside the main body of the faucet and I can't quite figure how it comes apart.  I couldn't seal the end of the spigot well enough to generate much backflow.  Tomorrow I'm going to use my compressor to try to blow harder back thought the hot water hole inside the faucet body.  I probed it with a wire as well.  If this fails, I'll call Price Fister and take advantage of the lifetime warranty.



 



Bill


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My cartridge is fine.  The obstruction is still there with the cartridge removed.



 



So, today I unfastened the hot water feed and used my compressor and a small nozzle to blow back through the faucet body hot water port.  That cleared out a piece of caulk.  Hot water is back.


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My cartridge is fine.  The obstruction is still there with the cartridge removed.

 

So, today I unfastened the hot water feed and used my compressor and a small nozzle to blow back through the faucet body hot water port.  That cleared out a piece of caulk.  Hot water is back.

 

How the heck did caulk get into your hot water line?

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  I've seen many things get into potable water systems. Scale and cast iron from the street, teflon tape, broken washers, and seats, and cartridges, solder etc. In hot water, the white plastic dip tube on the 'cold in' side of a hot water heater upon breakdown will clog valves and supplys. When hydrant flushing, or main supply work is done in your area, its a good idea to flush out your system at a hose or slop sink to spare expensive valves and cartridges.


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  I've seen many things get into potable water systems. Scale and cast iron from the street, teflon tape, broken washers, and seats, and cartridges, solder etc. In hot water, the white plastic dip tube on the 'cold in' side of a hot water heater upon breakdown will clog valves and supplys. When hydrant flushing, or main supply work is done in your area, its a good idea to flush out your system at a hose or slop sink to spare expensive valves and cartridges.

 

Yes, I would expect to see the kind of trash in water lines as you said. But, you did not mention caulk. I can't imaging how caulk would get in a water line.

 

Even more strange it is a water line with a source the output from a tank. It could not have been the supply line to the water tank and flowed through the tank & into the hot output of the tank.

 

If it were my house, I'd be flushing all the water hot & cold for debris.

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