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Recently we had some freezing weather. I turned the cold water on in the kitchen and bathrooms. The one pipe that froze was the hot water that goes to the kitchen faucet. All other hot water outlets worked. When the pipe had thawed, the water had a lot of sediment from the pipe which I've experienced before and I believe is probably normal. The problem is that now the hot water is only a trickle. I'm wondering if there is some sediment in the pipe. The cold water still has lots of pressure. Is t

Posted by Sherrie M Parr on Mar 12, 2011

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I am going to say that the blockage is most likely in the faucet itself. try and disconnect the line that is going to the faucet line and turn on the valve and see if the water pressure is there -- if you have pressure there then the blockage is in the faucet,, but if there is no water coming out the line then I would say that the problem is most likely a busted/cracked pipe down the line or that blockage is at the valve,,, turn off the main water supply and remove the valve and then turn the water back on and see if the line clears out. but I would look under the house at the pipes and see if there is a leak anywhere. the only time that I have seen high amounts of debris in a water pipe is when the pipe breaks under ground,, and if that happened to you then you would have blockage at every faucet. but it could be just a small piece of rust in the mix valve of the faucet. with the water valves off, remove the mixer from the faucet and inspect and clean. if you are still having troubles -- please feel free to write me back here and I will do my best to walk you thru the steps to fix. c...
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