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My kitchen sink will not let me turn the hot water off, it just keeps running. The cold water shuts off fine just not the hot side.. I turned the knob under the sink and the hot water turned off but now i cant use the dishwasher

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Hi hi--
You'll need to rebuild or replace your hot water control stop--that's the valve on the faucet body. If it's a single handle control, you'll need to replace the control cartridge. If the faucet has two knobs, you'll need to locate whatever stem pieces are needed within the hot valve. Sometimes, on two knob faucets, you can get away with simply replacing the rubber pieces inside the control stem. If that is the case, your local hardware store should have manufacturer-specific rebuilding kits available. Be sure to locate the faucet's model name first! That should be written somewhere on the above-sink portion of the faucet body itself, and you should be able to see it without taking anything apart.
--Hope this helps.

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