low water volume--kitchen single lever moen faucet


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Old 06-23-11, 08:37 AM
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low water volume--kitchen single lever moen faucet

water pressure(volume) has been getting less and less last week or so. can this unit be disassembled and repaired or do I get in touch with Moen? supposed to have lifetime warranty. three hole unit, faucet, hot/cold control, spray nozzle. model70650rb. Appreciate any help.
 
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Old 06-23-11, 09:48 AM
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Hi.

If hot and cold have low flow, I would check the aerator first. It may be clogged with crude.

This simply unscrews.

Let us know.

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aerator clean. same low flow with or w/o aerator.
 
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Old 06-23-11, 11:48 AM
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Change the cartridge. Its rare the cartridge will cause flow issues though IMO. The valves under the sink and or the supply tubes can clogg. Once you remove the cartridge you can look inside and see the openings. While the cart is out put a rag over the opening and open a valve one at a time to try to flush. You may get water all =around the faucet area though. Or remove the supplys and do the same thing. Remove the line and aim in a bucket if its a flex line. If its not flex you might as well replace with flex.

The other factor is what type of pipes do you have. If gavl pipe it may be clogged piping and thats more complicated.

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