Question about Kenmore 24 in. 17482 / 17484 / 17489 Built-in Dishwasher
I have a moen kitchen faucet that initially worked well. For the last several years, the flow from the faucet has been reduced such that it now takes a long time to just get one cup of water. I tried a new faucet and had the same problem. All the other faucets in the house have a normal water flow. Any ideas or solutions that I can try to avoid getting a plumber?
Their is likely rust build up behind the valve connections to the hot and possibly cold water supply lines. Turn the water off to the house relieve the pressure and remove both valves. Once removed use a screwdriver to break up the rust. With a small bucket under both lines turn the water main back on slightly to clear rust. Replace both valves with new ones.
Posted on Aug 27, 2009
Yes... if you have replaced the faucet once and had this same low water pressure on your new faucet then it probably is not your aerator (screw off piece on the tip of the water spout) which can get clogged whenever the valves are shut off and then back on... before doing anything else check that... your aerator can be cleaned and reassembled but a new one is about a buck.
If the aerator isn't your problem it's definately a water pressure issue related to the valves under your kitchen sink -- and here's what you can try... remove the aerator and take a phillips screw driver and hammer to the valves under your sink... place the tip of the driver on the handle screw on your valve and give it a good whap with the water running... a few good whaps on each valve and your pressure may increase and you'll see all kinds of sediment come out of the valve body and down the drain.
Posted on Sep 03, 2009
Chanfge the shut off valves under the sink,, they have a rubber washer in them and after time they seperate and clog the valve,, this will fix the problem,, good luck make sure you get the compression ones if you have copper water lines if they are plastic you will need the ones for cpvc and the 1 step glue to nstall them
Posted on Jun 23, 2009
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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