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jcdonkey 08-24-2007 08:23 PM

Kitchen Faucet makes a CLUNKING sound!!
 
My single handle delta kitchen faucet makes a clunk (sometimes a few clunks) when water is turned on. I have replaced the 2 springs and rubber seats. The "clunking" is intermittent. It happens with both the hot and cold water. No other faucets in the house make the "clunking" sound!

I need the cause and the solution please!!!!

Thanks, Nancy

skymaster 08-24-2007 10:02 PM

Sounds like the spray diverter. Unscrew the aerator, diverter should be under it, clean everything and then see what it does.
JackM

jcdonkey 08-24-2007 10:43 PM

Thank You, I will certainly try this, however the faucet is doing it when I use the main handle to turn on the hot and cold water. But I will give it a try anyway.

Thanks,
Nancy

skymaster 08-25-2007 11:16 AM

Nancy, the diverter is right under the aerator, so if it is partly messed up is will cycle on and off every time you turn the faucet on, regardless of whether u use the spray or not, which can make that "clunking" noise

rlw451953` 09-04-2013 04:09 PM

Mine is brand new (installed 1 week ago) and it's doing the same thing!

Lightfoot 09-04-2013 05:12 PM

I had one i installed at my Mom's house that did exactly the same thing. I called Delta, they sent a new aerator. No help at all. I finally got aggravated at it and did the following.
Turn the water on full blast-hot or cold. I worked the spray nozzle lever off and on quickly for two or three minutes (as fast as you can) off and on. It finally stopped doing it. There must be something in the spray nozzle assembly that is just a bit snug when they are new, and causes the clunking sound. Working it on and off for a couple minutes seems to free it up.
Hasn't done it since, and that was over a year ago.

Peppe1019 09-04-2013 06:35 PM

If its also doing it when you use the single lever I would check your incoming pressure to the house doubt its the faucet.. They sell pressure testers at the big box stores that you can thread right on to an existing sillcock(hose bibb).. Between 40-60 psi is ideal, anything above 60 is a problem.

jmon 09-04-2013 07:27 PM

deleted. original post 8/24/2007.

jmon 09-04-2013 07:56 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by rlw451953` (Post 1238089)
Mine is brand new (installed 1 week ago) and it's doing the same thing!

rlw451953, welcome to the forum. What brand faucet did you install? Did you flush out the supply lines before you installed the new faucet? Try lightfoot's advice, seemed to work well for him. Thanks.

Lightfoot 09-04-2013 07:56 PM

My first response was to rlw45192 since his is brand new like mine was-and was posted today.

The original post is 6 years old.

jmon 09-04-2013 08:02 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Lightfoot (Post 1238194)
My first response was to rlw45192 since his is brand new like mine was-and was posted today.

The original post is 6 years old.

Sorry lightfoot. My bad, just now saw the date.

Lightfoot 09-04-2013 08:15 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jmon (Post 1238196)
Sorry lightfoot. My bad, just now saw the date.

no apology necessary JMON,
i usually don't look at the date posted either.
it's all good:thumbsup:

Javiles 09-05-2013 09:28 PM

What most people don't relies is that the water going through the diverter spray end first then the spout, if you remove the head on the hand sprayer and turn the water on its shoots out of the hose not the spout, as mentioned lines must be flushed out after an install to keep the diverter from clogging or sticking.

Javiles 09-05-2013 09:30 PM

The Date The date :wallbash:

oh'mike 09-06-2013 06:53 AM

Old thread or not---this is really helpful information----and will help others who search the site for answers----


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