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OK, here it is. My kitchen faucet seems to eat cartridges on an irregular basis. 3 months to 3 years.
This time when I pulled the cartridge there was an orange discoloration on the plastic body.

I also observed the hot water comes out cloudy. The same occurs the on the bathroom faucet. The gas water heater is 20+ years old. Could this be the source of the problem?
 

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The heaters not the issue even though it's way over due for a change, far better to change it now instead of after it burst.
City water, well?
Got a water softner?
When the last time you had the water tested?
Single handle or two handles?
 

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It is a single handle Price Pfister circa 198? It is city water and there is not a water softener. I considered replacing the faucet assembly.
 

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I would not take the gift of a Price Pfister and I'm pretty sure some of the real plumbers will back me up on this.
As old as that is and how expencive Price Pfister parts are I just change the whole faucet.
I like Moen or Delta.
 

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I think it is time for a new faucet---those Price Phisters are touch little units for a cheap faucet--but the valve body seems to wear out and a new cartridge goes bad early because of it---

Price Phister and American Standard should be looked on as disposable---repairing them is often a waste of money----

Moen--Delta and Kohler are much better choices--and have a lifetime free parts guarantee--
 

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Gonna get one

Many Thanks and I'm off to Lowes in the AM. I was looking at $129 unit the other day, minus 10% military discount. Will also check out water heaters & water softener
 
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