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Old 06-13-2010, 12:39 PM   #1
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Can anyone help me figure out what's wrong with my kitchen sprayer?

I have a price pfister kitchen sink with sprayer. the sprayer stopped working one day. No weak stream, no dribble, nothing.

I removed the diverter valve and cleaned it (it looked fine), reassembled, and the sprayer worked! An hour later, however, it stopped working again.

So I bought a new diverter valve, installed it, and the sprayer worked! until an hour later, when it didn't.

Do I need a new sprayer and hose or could it be something else? Thanks!!

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Old 06-13-2010, 12:43 PM   #2
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Could be your water heater plastic dip tube is disintegrating. Look in the aerators of sink faucets.

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thanks. the house is fairly new, built in 2005. would that disintegrate already?
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What did you get out of clogged valve? What did it look like?
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Hi Bob,

The valve was not clogged and there was no visible crud on it. I just removed the valve, soaked it it vinegar, rinsed it, and reassembled it.
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Maybe there is a Tech Bulletin from Price Pfister on this problem.
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Old 06-14-2010, 02:46 AM   #7
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If replacing the diverter valve and the other things that you tried didn't fix it, I would just repalce it. They are not expensive.
Good luck!
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