Low pressure bathroom sink

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Old 09-05-04, 06:25 PM
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Low pressure bathroom sink

Hello, i have a low pressure bathroom sink. the sink has both cold and hot handles and the temperature is fine. Is there any way for me to find out what the problem is and how to fix it? The shower and the toliet runs fine, it's just the sink. Please help.

I've tried the vinegar in the sink spout but that didn't work.
 
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Old 09-05-04, 06:55 PM
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You said you tried the vinegar in the spout. Was this done with the areator removed? If not,remove the areator, turn on the water, if you have full pressure clean or replace the screens or the whole areator.
If this does not solve your problem you may have a faucet that is factory preset at a lower pressure to conserve water.
You did not specify how old the faucet is or what kind. Also if this was a new problem or if it has always been this way.
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Old 09-05-04, 07:08 PM
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sorry about that. the faucet is actually less than a year old. We remodeled the bathroom sink to match the tiles. The faucet is very much new, i don't know how to remove the areator.
 
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Old 09-06-04, 05:35 AM
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To remove the aerator you should be able to just unscrew it. Its located at the end of the spout. Turn it clockwise as you look down on top of the faucet. You may have to put a rag around the aerator and turn with a pair of pliers.You can then turn on the water to flush out any sediment in the faucet and check for pressure.
Lay the disassembled aerator in order so it will go back together easier.Clean all the parts with a toothbrush and/or vinegar to remove sediment.
If you are unable to clean the parts a new one is available at your local home center for around $2. Be sure to reinstall the washers and or O-rings in the correct order to avoid leaks.
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Old 09-06-04, 07:58 AM
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thank you for your help, it was definitely the aerator. I removed it and cleaned the little particles in it and replaced it and now it's working normally again. Thanks again.
 
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