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Old 08-24-2007, 09:23 PM   #1
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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!!!!

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Sounds like the spray diverter. Unscrew the aerator, diverter should be under it, clean everything and then see what it does.
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Old 08-24-2007, 11:43 PM   #3
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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.

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

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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.

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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.
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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.
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Sorry lightfoot. My bad, just now saw the date.
no apology necessary JMON,
i usually don't look at the date posted either.
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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.
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Old thread or not---this is really helpful information----and will help others who search the site for answers----

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