Faucet Won’t Turn Off

Faucet Won’t Turn Off

Faucet Won't Turn OffImagine taking a leisurely shower and just enjoying the hot water after a long day at work. You rinse off and reach out to shut off the water… except it doesn’t shut off at all.

How is this possible? You keep turning and turning the shower knob, but the water stream is still coming out, full blast.

What are you going to do now?

How to Fix a Faucet That Won’t Turn Off in 4 Steps

Bathtub Faucet Won’t Turn Off

Materials

  • Replacement Parts
  • Phillips Screwdriver
  • Wrench

If your bathtub faucet or shower knob won’t turn off, follow these step-by-step directions.

Directions

Step 1. Shut off the water supply. The shutoff valve will be located near where your home’s water heater is installed.
Step 2. Take pictures of the faucet and handles. This will make it easier to find replacement parts at a hardware store.
Step 3. Disassemble the faucet. Once you purchase replacement parts, use a Phillips screwdriver to take off the leaky faucet.
Step 4. Replace the valves that go behind the wall. If you have a single knob faucet, there’s a small valve behind the wall. Use a wrench to pull them out and replace them with the newly purchased parts.

Sink Faucet Won’t Turn Off

Materials

  • Replacement Parts
  • Screwdriver
  • Wrench

If your water faucet won’t turn off or the sink handle won’t turn off the water, follow these step-by-step directions.

Directions

Step 1. Check the water temperature. Knowing whether it’s hot or cold will help you narrow down which handle will have to be replaced.
Step 2. Shut off the water supply. The shutoff valve will be located near where your home’s water heater is installed.
Step 3. Unscrew the handles. If you were able to figure out whether it’s the cold or the hot one, only unscrew the culprit.
Step 4. Replace the faulty parts. You can use a screwdriver to pop off the top of the knob, and a wrench to unscrew the cartridge nut below. Replace them with the newly purchased parts.

Turn the water supply to your home back on and test the faucets. If you are still having issues with the faucets not turning off, you’re going to have to call a plumber.

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