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I just installed body sprays in my shower. Two on one side and two on the other. I went to the basement to turn the water back on. I came back to the shower and one side of body sprays are running, the other is not. I turn the knob (volume control) and that only increased the water pressure. I tried the other side and all is good. I took the handle off to see if the actual copper colored hub was off or something but I cannot figure it out. All the other handles shut the water off but this one baffles me. Everything was hooked up in the house before I moved in except the body sprays but the fixtures were there for me just to add them which I did. So, what am I doing wrong?

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If the sprays are on individual controls for the sides you MAY have a stuck pressure balancing valve or mor likely the service stop valves MAY be closed. These are small screwdriver controlled valves usually behind the escutcheon of the control valve. They turn CCW to open.

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