This valve under my kitchen sink is no good. You can turn

DWQA QuestionsThis valve under my kitchen sink is no good. You can turn

This valve under my kitchen sink is no good. You can turn it a million times and it will not shut off the cold water completely. Can someone please tell me step by step in dummy terms the easiest way to replace this 😢

12 Answers
answered 6 months ago

Find a water shutoff on the cold water line that is before that one or shut the water off to the house at the water main. Cut the water line and get a shark bite shutoff the slide on and there is no glue or solder needed.

answered 6 months ago

I’m with Damien. turn the water off, cut out the valve along with a bit of the pipe above and below and take that piece to Lowes or whatever and they can help point you in the right direction. Sharkbite is great because there’s no soldering, etc.

answered 6 months ago

Hire a plumber to replace is safest. Needs to be soldered

answered 6 months ago

Don’t replace it with a multi turn, get a 1/4 the

answered 6 months ago

turn your main water off go to home depot buy another just like it and unscrew the guts /dtem from your and screw in the guts/stem from yours no plumber or solidering needed

answered 6 months ago

Cut off old valve. Replace with 3/8” compression straight stop. 3 minute job.

answered 6 months ago

First of all, check the obvious. There is a little screw that holds the handle on. Make sure that screw is tight otherwise the handle will just freespin and won’t tighten anything.

answered 6 months ago

See if you can get the scew out that holds the nob on and the there will be a little bit sicking out. Take a pare of plyers and then turn it, it sounds like the nob is just spinning on the valve. Yes u will have to replace it one day but it will last like that for a long time unless u shute it off one a day for a couple months. It will work.

answered 6 months ago

Replace it with a sharkbite valve it’s easy

answered 6 months ago

Turn off water main cut off fitting use a shark bite half inch valve

answered 6 months ago

Make sure the screw in the middle on the shut off is tight.
Looks loose

answered 6 months ago

You all say sharkbite but how do you do that if its a copper pipe that doesn’t move or have slack? You can’t push it 1/4 inch to make a good connection