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What's wrong with my bathroom sink?

In my bathroom, I have a ball-joint sink valve. Which means its a single rotating handle. Pushing it up turns it on. To the left, hot water. To the right, cold water. My dilemma is, if I push it all the way to the left, no water comes out. If I rest it in a certain position to the left, it sputters, and eventually cuts off altogether. In other words, its a pain in the butt to get hot water out. Im assuming it needs to be repaired, but could it also be that it is an energy saving faucet? As Im not sure.Anyways, if you are knowledgeable in the area of plumbing, I would greatly appreciate your diagnostic if you have one. Even if it isnt right at all, Id still be grateful for input.

Answer:

This problem may be caused by low water pressure. Have you checked that your 'pressure adjusting valve' is set correctly? You'll want to locate your pressure adjusting valve that's connected to your water supply line. It can be in your basement, crawlspace or water meter box. With a wrench or pliers, you'll want to loosen its lock nut. Then with a screwdriver, turn the screw clockwise slightly. Now you're ready to test your bathroom faucet. Turn on your faucet..if you see a slight improvement, but want more pressure, then turn the screw a little bit clockwise. To reduce, turn counter clockwise. When you find the right amount of pressure, tighten the lock nut. If the problem is not low water pressure, then it may be something with your water lines. You'll want to double check all faucet lines have no bends in them and secured tightly. You'll also want to closely examine the faucet itself and make sure nothing is clogging the aerator, and its valve cartridge is not damaged. Sputtering water from a faucet can be caused by debris particles in the aerator. If there are no problems with either your water pressure, water lines, or faucet itself, you'll need to take a look at your water heater.
May 11, 2017
Depends on how handy you are. Sound like there is sediment clogging the openings. If you want to tackle the job yourself, then go under the sink and turn off both valves in the lines to the faucet. Then remove the retainer ring around the handle. May have to remove handle with allen wrench first and then the retainer ring. Lift out the ball and check for any clogs internally in it. Remove carefully the rubber O rings in the cavity where the ball was, and then put a rag over the fixture and slowly turn on the valves under the sink to flush out the lines. When lines are running clear, then replace the rubber O rings and then the ball and retainer ring.
May 11, 2017
There is a brass disc inside the tap which moves when you wish to choose hot water or cold water, and blanks off the water you don't need. This disk needs to be taken out and re set.
May 11, 2017
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May 11, 2017

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