My Faucet Won't Turn on When I Turn it

When a water faucet fails to work correctly, it is more about identifying the source of the problem rather than actually having to fix or replace it. There are a few different reasons why water will not run from a faucet when turned on.

Step 1

Tighten the faucet assembly screw located under the decorative cover located on top of the controller or faucet. Pry the decorative cover off with a flathead screwdriver and tighten the screw underneath with a Phillips screwdriver.

Step 2

Check your water pump. Make sure your water pump is on and functioning. If the water pump is on but is not working, check its fuse box for a blown fuse. Turn the water pump off, unplug it and replace any bad fuses.

Step 3

Turn other faucets on to see if they are working properly. If not, look at the main water shut-off valve to see if it is the "open" or "on" position.

Step 4

Inspect the aerator on the end of the faucet. Unscrew the aerator from the faucet tip and look for debris that may be obstructing the water flow.

Step 5

Unfasten the water pipe using an adjustable wrench or plumber wrench. Shine a flashlight into the pipe to illuminate it and check for obstructions.