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My kitchen faucet has low water pressure both hot & cold. My faucet is a Bixby 538. I removed the spray head and the pressure is still very low. The pressure is good up to the shut off valves under the sink.

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If you have pressure to the shut off valves then most likely your shut off valves are not fully opening, I would recommend you replace both valves, they build up water deposits in them a lot of the times. The other possibility is the faucet itself has a water saver filter built into it. A lot of the new faucets have water savers built into them now.

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