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Kitchen sink soap dispenser won't pump

Soap dispenser pumps water from a glass, but when reinserted into soap container under sink, it won't pump.

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  • Anonymous May 01, 2009

    We have the same issue. It pumps water, it pumps soap, it pumps whatever we set it into but, when placed back on the top of the sink, it doesn't work. The faucet is clear and you can run water through it. We even checked the bottle below for leaks and it is fine. Filled it up and it still doesn't work.

  • Thomas F. Schneider May 11, 2010

    Soap the recomended type. Commonly too think consistancy soap is used and it will not pump.

  • Anonymous Mar 28, 2014

    soap jar

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Soap may be too thick or pump tube may not be touching soap in dispencer. try pumping same soap from cup

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    Ed Wastrodowski Nov 17, 2013

    pumps from a cup but not from the dispensor in the sink!

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    Mine has a cracked piston cylinder. How can I fix that

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My Peerless kitchen faucet soap dispenser won't pump. We have only had the sink for three months.


I'm sorry to say that this is very common for all of these pumps no matter who makes them. All you can do is to try to pump water only through the pump unit and clean all of the soap out of it and then try it with soap again. If it does not work then just buy a new one it is not rebuild-able. If I had a dollar for everyone of these I had to replace will you know.

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The pump seal o-ring has gone or is going bad really common problem with all of these soap dispensers just buy a new one the parts and time to fix it are not wroth the time and money.

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The soap dispenser on my price pfister kitchen faucet won't pump soap. It pumps, but no soap comes out.


Two things spell trouble for these poorly engineered units:water and thick soap...

Inside these pumps is a metal ball for
the check valve. any water in your soap
will corrode this ball, causing the pump
to lose it's prime...

Using soap thats too thick (like Dawn)
will cause the soap to harden around the moving parts and impede the pumping
action. Try a thinner soap, such as inexpensive pink hand soap.DO NOT
ADD WATER! (See above)

Hope this helps.

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Try pumping it and covering the hole with your finger until pressure builds. This usually works. Soap is heavier than water and it takes a little longer to move up.

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Our brand new Avalon model had this problem. It sure appears to be a design defect or defective part. After contacting customer support, they sent a replacement pump (the internal part, not the whole unit).

After removing the unit from your sink, holding the top pull firmly with constant pressure on the pump assembly. It will pop off, but you have to pull pretty hard.

I suggest running water through the top of your unit before putting the new pump assembly on it. Ours had black 'junk' inside even though it was brand new. The new unit just slides on in the reverse process of removing the old one.

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