Faucets sputtering


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Old 10-22-18, 05:37 PM
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Faucets sputtering

Hi and thanks in advance. My handyman replaced my kitchen faucet and fixed a handle in the shower. To fix the shower he turned off the main water valve and the water heater. Fixed it, installed the new faucet. That was about four days ago and my sink (with the new faucet) is sputtering. Not noticing it in the bathroom but tried to run the shower he fixed and that sputtered but is no longer doing so. It seems to be isolated to the new kitchen faucet upstairs. A bit baffled that there might still be air in the pipes.
 
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It does indeed sound like there may be air yet in the line. Not a problem.
It will eventually work its way out of the system.
 
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Turn all sources of water on. Faucets, spigot, flush toilets, etc. Air could be in the water heater too so run both cold and hot water. Once all the air is out it will be fine.
 
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Tried the all water on including dishwasher and washing machines this morning. Ran for about 5 min. Will see if that gets it. Thanks.
 
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Old 10-23-18, 04:02 AM
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Also check that the arirator is not clogged with sediment.
 
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The sad news is that it didn't seem to change the behavior of the sputtering faucet. Any other thoughts? Thanks again.
 
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The faucet was new and is what started the issue when the main water and water heater were turned off.
 
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Went back through the house again. All water running for a good 5 minutes. I'm still having sputtering. Wondering out loud if a higher pressure could be causing issues with the new faucet? It seems like there is less pressure in this new one. Happens with both hot and cold lines. And seems to be only with this faucet. Thanks again.
 
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By sputtering..... do you mean low or reduced flow ?
Same on hot and cold ?

It's doubtful it's an "air in the line" issue now.
First thing that comes to mind if both the hot and cold are affected is a partially clogged
screen in the head/aerator.
 
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This is a new faucet. Same on hot and cold. All valves are fully open. Flow slows then sputters back to normal. Usually happens when faucets are turned on but can continue or not.
 
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Can you post the model number for it ?
If not....see if it has a removable cover where the water comes out.
There should be a screw off aerator.
 
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Unscrewed it and pulled out aerator and seemingly nothing there to slow water. Checked again. Same behavior. But it's a Pfister Model # F-036-4AGGS Again, it's brand new and only installed last week.
 
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Possible sediment or a pebble bounding around in the pipe just before reaching the faucet washer or cartridge.

((Long before reaching the aerator)
 
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It's a two handle faucet. Doubtful there is something in both lines feeding it. It would have to be in the common area where the hot and cold is mixed and sent to the aerator.

Half way down that page..... there is a PDF link for maintenance. You may have dirt in the diverter valve. It explains how to clean it.
 
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Call PF. They are lifetime warranty. I have PF unit and love it.
 
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I think we can call this fixed. No sputtering this morning. Could have been the aerator wasn't seated properly? Thanks for all the suggestions.
 
 

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