Kitchen Sink - Low Water Pressure

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Old 08-19-02, 01:34 PM
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Kitchen Sink - Low Water Pressure

Hello:

Recently the water pressure in my kitchen sink has become increasingly lower and lower (weaker). Every other faucet thru-out the house still has normal water pressure.

I have checked the aerator, and it is not plugged. The shut-off's under the sink have not been changed - they are still wide open.

The faucet is a one-handle mixer type. Both Hot and Cold have about the same water pressure (very poor).

I am assuming I have a problem with the faucet itself (wouldn't it be too much of a coincidence for both hot and cold pipes to become blocked at the same time - and both have exactly the same flow?)

Any tips before I pull the faucet off and replace?

Thanks!

Tom
 
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Old 08-19-02, 02:15 PM
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What brand is the faucet?
It may be a cartridge type or ball type. Either requires a different repair.
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What brand is the faucet?
It may be a cartridge type or ball type. Either requires a different repair.
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edit: Sorry about the doppleganger.
 
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Old 08-22-02, 11:55 AM
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Unhappy Same Problem Here

I'm having the same problem...I don't know the brand, but I do know it is a cartridge. Any sugestions....tell me it's as easy as replacing the cartridge.
 
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Old 08-22-02, 12:06 PM
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Yep, usually.
Turn off the water under the sink, and remove the faucet handle and cartridge.
Take the cartridge to the store with you and get once exactly like it, install the new one, turn the water back on, and voila!
Mike
 
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Old 08-22-02, 12:44 PM
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Arrow Righty tighty rules apply?

I'm assuming it's rightty tightly off, lefty loosy on...now my only other problem is the hot side won't turn either way----could this be a sign of annother problem?
 
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