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carlas 12-01-2011 10:28 AM

Kitchen faucet, low hot water pressure
I changed my kitchen faucet last night. It has two handles and a sprayer.
After installation was complete I turned on the sprayer, hot and cold water. There was some thumping when I turned on both handles, but the water pressure in both was fine. This morning I wanted to use the sink and there was still alittle thumping when I turned on the handles. The hot water pressure was fine at first, but after about 30-40 seconds the water pressure decreased and now there's only a dribble. The cold water pressure is good from nozzle and sprayer.
Thanks for the help, carlas

carlas 12-02-2011 09:06 AM

I fixed the low hot water pressure this morning. After removing both knobs and nuts, I turned the cold water cartridge with my hand, but could not turn the hot water cartridge. I had to use pliers to pull the hot water cartridge out. Underneath the cartridge was a smalll "cup like" rubber washer, that was not sitted properly. I reinstalled the washer properly, put everything back together and the hot water pressure is now good.

NancyNGA 12-02-2011 10:07 AM

Thanks Carlas! That is good to know because I'm having the same symptoms with my new faucet. I'll try that.:thumbsup: Glad you got yours fixed.

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