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Water volume has been getting very slow

For the last two weeks our Kohlar kitchen faucet has been getting slower and slower. Takes about 30 to fill a glass of water. Water pressure is 40 psi plus. Both hot and cold are slow. The screen is clean and has been removed to check flow rate and it remains the same. The faucet has a pull out sprayer on the spout. What are my options?

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Could be a blockage in the valves and check any filters any where in line.some sinks in kitchen have a filter under sink and check valve to make sure they are opened all the way.

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