Re: Kitchen Faucet - Loses Pressure
Posted by Marc , bay area plumber on June 25, 2004 at 11:06:10:
In response to Re: Kitchen Faucet - Loses Pressure
Your problem is dirt inside the faucet at the 'diverter' which controls the hand spray.
Depending on the mfr. it could be ez to clean, or it may req. replacement. You have to typ. remove the faucet spout to get at the diverter. If you can, get your hands on a exploded diagram of your faucet before trying the repair.

: My kitchen sink, a one handle unit w/spray nozzle (that does not work), tends to lose pressure when you turn it on quickly. The only way to get it to work is let it sit for an extended period of time, or continually turn it on and off until it kicks in. Sometimes it barely kicks in and shuts off quickly, or it will be on for full pressure, then the pressure starts to slow down after 30 seconds. Also, if i turn on the spray nozzle, the water shuts off completely and is difficult to get back on. Any help? thanks

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