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Old 01-03-2018, 12:19 PM   #1
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Hi, thanks for looking at this for me. Ok so here it goes. I cleaned my faucet in the kitchen with CLR. It had a lot of hard water in it so I let it soak for 2 min and then turned on the faucet to clean it all out. After this the water pressure seems to be a lot less and now my dishwasher isn't rinsing off a all the soap. I checked my outside water line for the pressure and it was between 40-60. Do I or can I increase the pressure at the kitchen sink? Will that improve the dishwashers rinse function? Should I ask in appliances also? Any help would be great.
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Old 01-03-2018, 01:33 PM   #2
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40 - 60 pressure is definitely enough.

I would check the aerator/screen at the faucet and the filter etc., at the dishwasher.







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Do you have city water or well water, and have you checked it before.?

Do you have a whole house filter and when was it changed.?

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The faucet doesnt have that. the house was built in 2008 on city water. No idea if there is a whole home filter. I don;t think so or I think I would remember. Would low pressure in the kitchen cause my dishwasher to not work properly? As in not rinsing off good enough?
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As for the dishwasher i cleaned the filter inside. cleaner everything inside. never helped.
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Did you turn the water supply valves off to the kitchen sink faucet when you cleaned it ? A lot of plumber's will "t" off the kitchen faucet water supply line to feed the DW.

If yours is plumbed in this way, the water supply valve may have a clog in it that was dislodged when you shut it off, or a valve seat/ O ring that is twisted out and reducing the water flow to the sink and DW. Just a thought.

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Ok so the hard minerals that the for might have backed up into both or all 3 of my lines? So just tear it apart and clean the lines?
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I did have the faucet head pulled down and thought I would flush anything out first, but who knows.
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Your dishwasher fills with clean water then pumps it through the spray arms to rinse. Your water pressure has nothing to do with it.
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did you cycle (close & then open) any stop/control valves to faucet under kitchen sink?
does DW have its own stop calve or is it dual outlet control for both kitchen faucet and DW? Is cold water flow at kitchen faucet better than hot flow to kitchen faucet?

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