Low pressure for hot water in kitchen sink - pics provided

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Low pressure for hot water in kitchen sink - pics provided

I'm getting noticeably lower pressure when I turn my one-handled sink to the hot water side from the cold. I tried turning both valves and they seem to be fully open (turned fully clockwise). I didn't notice any pinched lines. The sprayer pressure is dependent on if it's on the hot or cold side.

Any suggestions would be great. Let me know if more pics would help. Thank you.

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I think you may have meant counter clockwise, which is the direction of fully open for the stop valves. You may have a partially clogged cartridge. Turn the water off at the stop valves and remove the handle and cartridge to check it out. Are you using flood safe braided hoses? Make sure they are turned in the proper direction for water flow. The valve should be on the supply end.
 
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Thanks, yes my mistake, counter-clockwise. I looked into the manual to explore a bit more about the potentially clogged cartridge and didn't see where that could possibly be located.

I also looked and the tags were still on the braided hoses and I didn't see anything about them being floodsafe.

Thanks again!

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I would check two things, which can be done at the same time.
It looks like your supply lines were extended, the faucet integrated lines were not long enough to reach the angle stop valves.

- shut off hot and cold angle stops
- undo the hot supply lines at the coupler, yellow circle in picture

First test the line from the hot water valve, aim the hose into a bucket and turn the water on. See if you are getting good flow.

Second, inspect the inside of the hose going to faucet. There might be a flow restrictor directly inside the compression nut that is clogged. If so, it will be obvious, the restrictor looks like a screen.

I say there might be a restrictor there because I can't tell the brand of the faucet, it looks like a Delta or a Kohler.

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Old 04-18-16, 05:22 PM
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Thank you

Thanks for your help everyone, you pointed me in the right direction. Here is what the problem was, a clogged hot water line. Once I cleared this out with a toothpick, I removed the aerator and cleaned that out as well. Things are back to normal. Thanks again!

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