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Water Flow The hot water flow is very sluggish, water is just dribbling, the warm water flows fine, but is just luke warm, the cold water flow is normal.

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  • achilders777 Jan 25, 2009

    I will try. Thank you very much for the answer.

    Could the waterheater be the issue? It makes really loud noises lately, but according to our apartment maintenance guy, this is normal in the winter..

    I live in CA, we had 80 degree weather last week,

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Disconnect your hoses and check for pressure without connected o machine, then check with int he water inlet valce for a clogged screeen slowing the pressure

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  • Ron Coons
    Ron Coons Jan 25, 2009

    if the water heater had release some debris into the lines that s a possiblilty

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