Forum Title: Shower Cold Valve Clogged - What do I do?
Attached is a picture of my shower valve. When I turn on the house water only the hot come out. It used to work but it hasn't been used in over a year and it's clogged. Before I call the plumber is there a way to unclog it? Perhaps the screw farthest right? The collar comes off but the screw is too tight for me to easily move. What is the round valve to the left of the screw? It looks to be 1.5 to 2 inches deep.
Category: Plumber Post By: MATTIE REEVES (Binghamton, NY), 07/17/2016

I've had luck with a zip tie and shoving it in the port it needs to be something sturdy yet fleible to put in the cold side port and attempt to break up the clog if not you will have to replace the valve

- BRUCE BELL (Victoria, TX), 09/12/2017

Does the ninety degree turn move in a smooth curve so that zip tie can get around the corner? I have looked into the valve but cannot tell because of standing water. I tried a coat hanger but it seemed to get hung up.

- ADAM KELLY (Salinas, CA), 09/26/2017

That's why I use a zip tie it might not work but it's probs your only shot

- HEATHER EDWARDS (Anchorage, AK), 10/10/2017

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