Why when washing hands, faucet keeps shutting off.
Motion sensing technology is a great feature but has some limitations. The motion sensing is limited for one main reason if it senses motion to far away from the faucet the faucet would come on when you walk by so the motion sensor is very restrictive in it's distance and angle of sensing. When you first start washing your hands you probably bring them in close to start the faucet but then lower them or bring them further away from the faucet. This in turn takes your movement away from the sensing eye and the sensor stops sensing movement and shuts the faucet off. Try finding out what distances the sensors movement to see where it stops recognizing that there is someone using the faucet. this will give you an idea of where you have to stay when using the faucet to keep it sensing correctly. I know this seems like a loto f work to use something so intelligent but in fact the faucet is very dump and has a limited function pattern.
One thing to also check if the faucet was working fine but then just started to malfunction is that the sensing eye is not dirty, covered in mineral deposits or the lens is not scratch badly. All the above problems can cause the sensor to miss read motion or have trouble sensing motion. Since this is a moen they are usually very good about replacement parts.
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