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Posted: 07/11/18 02:21pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I have a Columbus fifth wheel.All of a sudden I have lost water pressure at the kitchen faucet. Pressure is good everywhere else.(bathroom shower,sink toilet, etc.) I cleared the aerator and took apart the faucet handle and took apart the cartridge. I checked in the basement and looked for any leaks. Could the faucet cartridge be bad even though it doesn't look bad and what else could I check? Thanks


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Posted: 07/11/18 02:28pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Does it have an on-board filter?


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Posted: 07/11/18 02:57pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Disconnect a hot or cold hose to faucet....briefly turn on water supply with hose in a bucket to check flow/pressure

If Good...replace faucet cartridge or faucet


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IS the kitchen faucet the kind where you grab the arm and pull it out and use it as a sprayer. Or the kind with a sprayer off to the side.

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At teh "Base" of the pull out part (Where the hose connects) is some kind of backflow preventer. THis may have "Gunked up" and needs cleaning.. A vinegar boil may do it. I don't really like the chemical cleaners. or get a new back flow preventer.

UNSCREW teh hose and it should be right there.. You may be able to tap-tap-tap it out.

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IN the faucet base (You will need to remove the faucet arm is a "DIVERTER" valve. Same thing.


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Posted: 07/11/18 06:57pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I must be something after the mixing valve if it was something before both the hot and cold would have to have the same problem.


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Posted: 07/11/18 08:14pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Hi,

Try cleaning the aerator.


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As mentioned above, unscrew the hot and cold PEX line fittings to the faucet under the sink and see if there's flow. Also check that the flow rate is about the same. If good flow in hot & cold, would point to the faucet being the issue.

If you remove the aerator, do you get good flow? If yes, then clean the aerator. If no, the mixing valve could be suspect. Could be plugged up or defective - clean/replace as necessary. If a drop down faucet, can disconnect the flex hose under the sink to see if you get any flow when faucet turned on (use a bucket or pot to collect water). If yes, a plugged or defective drop-down hose - try cleaning or replace as needed.


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Posted: 07/12/18 08:19pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

The faucet have a screen be sure is clean sometime it get stuck with debris from the water heater.(calcium)


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I had exactly the same problem. My faucet was a Phoenix brand with a separate sink sprayer. The diverter to the sink sprayer was stuck. No parts were sold for this faucet, so I went to Lowes and purchased a standard name brand replacement faucet. That solved the problem.


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