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I installed Series 26 Avalon faucet. The water flow rate is very slow. All fittings to the faucet are new. Could the problem be a faulty valve ?

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Remove and clean the Price Pfister aerator. Turn the water on after you remove the aerator and check the flow-rate. Many new Lavatory and kitchen faucets are now equipped with Eco friendly water saver aerators. if the flow is normal without the aerator, the faucet is OK. if you want more water flow from your lavatory faucet, you will need to buy one of the old style high flow aerators from your hardware store. If you remove the aerator and still get low pressure from both hot and cold faucets, you may need to replace the faucet. Call the Price Pfister warranty phone number that came with your faucet.

Posted on Aug 28, 2010

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  • fehr56 Aug 28, 2010

    I removed the aerator.. still low flow. Reversed hot

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    Dplumber Aug 28, 2010

    Is one side of the faucet coming out stronger then the other?

  • fehr56 Aug 30, 2010

    No. The flow is identical hot to cold. Combined the flow is better but not great. Have contacted PF and they seemed to feel it is the valve. Without even asking proof of purchase, they are sending me a new valve. They were remarkably easy to deal with. Will keep you posted as to whether or not the valve resolves my problem.

  • sbtreasures Jan 14, 2011

    Machined parts for valve to seat on has fits; but hose connection is off about ¼”.
    Holes do not line up properly. If you look inside it is obvious holes are off center.
    I am contacting PF about fixing ours.
    I believe this is problem and I can fix, with there ok of course.
    I have replaced valve three times and problem has not gone away.

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