Re: water heater and water pressure problem
Posted by Deb on January 25, 2004 at 13:27:26:
In response to Re: water heater and water pressure problem
: I had to replace the hot water connector on the top of my water heater because of a leak. I shut off the main water and drained the line at my kitchen sink. After the repairs were made I turned the main back on and the water resumed flowing into my kitchen sink. I now have reduced water pressure from that faucet. Every other water outlet in the entire house flows with proper pressure. I already unscrewed and cleaned the screen of the debris that had collected there to no avail. Any advice?

If this is a kitchen faucet with a sprayer, I would suspect debris in the diverter. Yopu need to shut off the water to the faucet and disassemble enough to get the spout off. In the body of the faucet in front, you can see the diverter. Remove with needle nose pliers, clean and flush. Flush the faucet while you are at it. This takes 2 people, 1 to hold their hand over the diverter hole and divert the water to the sink and another to gently turn the water on and off.
The Pipewench

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