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Low Water Pressure in Kitchen Faucet

About two weeks ago, I noticed a decrease in the water pressure coming out of my kitchen sink faucet: about 50%. Since then the pressure has not decreased any more but is still WAY TOO LOW.

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  • Anonymous Nov 15, 2008

    I have the same problem but is not the aerator or the diverter. I have put in a new cartridge. Hoses are fine and there is plenty of pressure to the faucet. The water pressure starts a little low but after a few seconds it starts slowing down

  • Anonymous Nov 21, 2008

    I have the same problem. It is not the aerator screen. Pressure is good. It's a mystery.

  • Anonymous Dec 15, 2008

    I have same problem, but when I take off the screen the pressure still is low. Doesn't seem to be the screen at the end of the faucet.



  • thiudmbhdkia Dec 18, 2008

    Grohe Ladylux - extremely low water pressure.  It's only 3 weeks old.  pressure to the faucet is great, but when it reaches the spout/spray nozzle, forget it.  Barely a trickle.

  • dmlking Feb 02, 2009

    I have the same problem. Low water pressure on cold only. Plenty of pressure at the supply valve. I also removed the cartridge, but everything looked clean. And no, it's not a clogged screen, which would affect both hot and cold. Help!

  • Anonymous Mar 04, 2009

    Ladylux pro with low water pressure one day after installation. Now we know it is not clogged because plumber checked everything...it is a mystery, can anyone help??

  • peggyholstin Mar 05, 2009

    After replacing the cartridge just a few months ago, the water has dwindled to a very slow flow. The sprayer is not much better. I suppose I could try cleaning the screen, or put in another cartridge, but I may just replace the whole system. It's pretty, but worthless!

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Ihad the same problem. It is not the screen. What you need to do is get a spray diverter the old one disintergated and is blocking the flow. You have to take the collar off and underneath is the diverter. This is after you take the ball and rings out.

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    Had the same problem! And, yes, I too found that it was the diverter. To reach the water shutoff valves, I used this tool: http://prismreachingwatersupplyvalves.bl...

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The filter screen in the faucet is probably clogged, Use pliers covered in a pair of dishwashing gloves ( so your won't scratch your faucet) and remove the tip of the faucet where the water come out. Clean the screen and you should be back to 100%. If it's because of mineral build up, you will have to soak the piece in lime-away.

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