You step in the shower and turn on the hot shower but nothing but cold water flows. That’s a real problem. Really a lack of hot water in any faucet in the house is an issue. This just can’t be minimized or overlooked. It could be a simple, easy to fix cause or it could mean that you have to make a major repair. The simple fix might just be that someone turned the water off. Check the valve under the sink maybe someone forgot to turn it back on. Maybe the faucet could be blocked which is a little more complicated. Your hot water heater might need to be fixed which could be a very complicated issue. But you can easily figure out which of these applies in your situation and get the hot water flowing again.

If there’s no hot water coming out of any of the faucets in the house check the hot water heater. If the other faucets in the house are producing hot water, that is a good sign. You just need to disassemble the faucet that is not working. Most likely the water port cartridge is blocked. If this is the case then you need to turn off the water. Check the valves under the sink on both sides turn off the water. Now take off the faucet and clean the ports well. Next, you have to reassemble the faucet and turn the water valves back on. The hot water should run freely.

Consider these troubleshooting tips the next time you’re missing hot water from your hot water faucet.

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