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We have a shower in our house that we've never used (have always used the tub). Now we're trying to use the shower but can't get water to come out of the shower head. There is a valve on the side of the shower head that turns but nothing happens. I just don't know how to make it work!

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Take the shower head off (and the valve) then turn the shower on and see if water will come out of the shower neck without the head on head on it

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