Replaced hot water stem, lost water from both hot and cold?

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  1. Jan 29, 2019 #1

    Spencer Creelman

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    I'm a very, very amateur plumber (just bought my first home, a 130-year-old house, and don't have the money to not DIY) and the bathroom sink had water leaking out the handle on the hot water side of the faucet. I turned off the water, replaced the stem (a spring and seat style) and turned the water back on to find that no water was flowing at all through either side!
    I know water is making it to the faucet, but I don't know why it would have stopped flowing through both sides of the faucet, can anyone help me?

    Thanks!
     

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    Try removing the areator and cleaning it. The areator is the piece at the end of the spout that the water comes out of.
     
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    Spencer Creelman

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    Oh wow, I feel like an idiot. I took the aerator off and there was a little chunk of debris blocking it.

    Thanks so much!
     
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    No problem!

    Been there, done that, got lots of Tshirts to prove it.
     

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