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Old 10-26-2011, 01:38 AM   #1
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Sink problems after servicing


Have a quick question, as im stumped on a sink issue. I turned off my shut off valve underneath my sink in order to service a clog. After I was finished I have little to no water pressure, nothing but a tiny stream of water. My shutoff valves for both hot and cold are working, if I turn the shutoff valve to off on the cold side, while the cold water is running, it shuts off, vice versa for hot. Any idea what could cause this?

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Old 10-26-2011, 04:53 AM   #2
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Remove the aerator on the faucet--and clean it---

If it's a pullout type---unscrew the head and clean the filter-

also--on some pull outs --there is a tiny back flow valve where the hose screws or clip into the valve body---remove that and clean it.

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Old 10-26-2011, 06:38 AM   #3
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First, what mike said. Then....the washers in older shutoff valves disintegrate over time an can clog the valve or further downstream, such as the aerator. Replace the washers, or replace the valve with a new 1/4 turn ball valve, no washers.
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