Low hot water pressure in sink...

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Old 10-28-14, 09:27 AM
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Low hot water pressure in sink...

So, I recently bought a house, and the first thing we noticed was the hot water pressure at my kitchen sink was little to none.

Cold water pressure was fine, and the hot and cold everywhere else is fine.

What would little to no hot water in my kitchen sink?
 
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Old 10-28-14, 11:49 AM
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Is it a one handle tap (one tap for hot and cold) or two?
 
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Old 10-28-14, 12:08 PM
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It is a single handle faucet
 
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Old 10-28-14, 12:29 PM
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Make sure all the shut off valves on the hot water supply to that faucet are indeed open.
If the pressure is still not the same as the cold, or the rest of the house, then replace the faucet.
 
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Old 10-28-14, 12:32 PM
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Valve cartridge

Sounds to me like the valve cartridge inside the faucet handle has gone bad. With the make and model # these parts are usually found in any Hardware store and are simple to replace. Just remember to turn the water supply valve off before starting any repairs.
 
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Single handle cartridges usually cost around $10 to $20 depending on the faucet type.
 
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Old 10-28-14, 12:46 PM
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Thanks. I'll look into that.
Is it simple to take apart?
 
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Old 10-28-14, 01:27 PM
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Absolutely. There is a small set screw in the handle that will need to be loosened. Remove the handle and you have access to the valve. If you need visual instruction, please go to Youtube and search under single handle cartridge replacement. You may want to pull out the valve you have and bring it with you to the Hardware store for reference. Again, just make sure both water shut off valves are completely closed before removing the cartridge. You will avoid taking a shower!
 
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