Facet leak....to no pressure?!!?

HI!
I had a dripping bathroom faucet, so I googled, found some tips, so here's what I did....
The drip came from the hot side, so I shut off the hot valve underneath the sink. Then I replaced the stem unit with a new one from Home Depot. When I turned the valve on, and tried it, it spattered a little, and then went to a VERY small flow. The cold side now does the same thing, and I haven't even touched the cold valve! Also, when I turn the faucet off, it not only leaks, but has the same small flow. I tried to reverse the stem, thinking I put it in wrong, but that made it worse. Now I have both valves shut off. Can anyone help please?
Thanks!
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If you have an aireator on the faucet, try removing it and try the faucets again. That is the main place, that if stopped up, will shut down both sides.

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lhfreak wrote:

Don't you think more people would help if you say what kind of faucet you're messing with? Unless it's a secret...
A wild guess: wrong stem - Another wild guess: you dropped the old rubber thingy inside the faucet.
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