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    Feb 3, 2006, 01:43 PM
    Pressure loss after faucet replacement in kitchen
    We replaced the Kitchen faucet because the old one had a water leakage. Since we change to the new faucet the Water pressure has dropped dramatically. We checked both the hot and cold water valves they were fully open. Any ideas.
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    Feb 3, 2006, 02:23 PM
    Hi,
    Does the end of your new faucet have an "aerator" of any kind on it? Sometimes there is a small screen, or similar, screwed into the end of the faucet where the water comes out. It gives "bubbling" water instead of a "solid" flow.
    Just a thought. Good luck.
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    Feb 3, 2006, 04:26 PM
    Quote Originally Posted by amtul_sara
    We replaced the Kitchen faucet because the old one had a water leakage. Since we change to the new faucet the Water pressure has dropped dramatically. We checked both the hot and cold water valves they were fully open. Any ideas.

    What's the brand name of your faucet. What type? One handle or two knobs? Fred gave you excellent place to start looking. When you have the aerator off turn the faucet on. Do you have a full stream? Regards, Tom
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    Feb 6, 2006, 12:36 PM
    It is a Corrego Kitchen faucet with One handle, sprayer and a soap dispenser. I tried removing the aerator and still the water flow is slow. Any other ideas.
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    Feb 6, 2006, 12:47 PM
    HI you may have blocked valves if this is how you shutoff the water to faucet. Is this a old home?
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    Feb 6, 2006, 12:50 PM
    I checked the valves they are fully open.
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    Feb 7, 2006, 07:33 AM
    Hi, is this a old home? Is pressure the same with cold water side as the hot?
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    Apr 24, 2007, 05:38 AM
    Quote Originally Posted by amtul_sara
    It is a Corrego Kitchen faucet with One handle, sprayer and a soap dispenser. I tried removing the aerator and still the water flow is slow. Any other ideas.

    Hello,

    I, too, have a problem with my Corrego kitchen faucet. It leaks and the flow is also slow. Were you able to successfully fix the problem or did you have to replace the unit?
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    Apr 24, 2007, 06:05 AM
    Take off the part on the end of the faucet where the screen is, and if there's more than one screen in it you can take out all but one of the screens. Some new faucets have extra in them to reduce waterflow.
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    Apr 24, 2007, 07:10 AM
    Quote Originally Posted by Trotter_650
    Take off the part on the end of the faucet where the screen is, and if there's more than one screen in it you can take out all but one of the screens. Some new faucets have extra in them to reduce waterflow.
    Once again I have to disagree with you Trotter,
    Did you read where she already checked with the screens, (aerator) removed?

    "I tried removing the aerator and still the water flow is slow. Any other ideas."

    The only answer is that in replacing the new faucet you dislodged some minerals built up in the pipe walls that is now blocking the inlet ports or the cartridge. Shut the water off and open up the faucet. Check and clean the inlet ports and then turn the water back on for a minute to flush out the supplies. You should have a strong flow coming out of the open valve body. Good luck, Tom
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    Apr 24, 2007, 09:28 AM
    Perhaps you are a victim of modern law, which requires a flow restrictors and (in the case of the sprayer) an anti-siphon valve, both of which will cut the flow rate substantially. If your old faucet was >10 years or so, it may not have had these environmentallt friendly features, and hence the water flow was much better with the old faucet. I had a similar thing when we upgraded our kitchen faucet - I would guess that the flow is half of what it used to be.

    On some faucets it may be possible to pry out the flow restrictor (it would be behind the metal screen the others wrote about), but that would be illegal (ahem), so you didn't hear it from me...
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    Mar 19, 2012, 05:31 AM
    Corrego has an incredible customer service dep. They will walk you through any problem you may have. Just call 1-866-669-9767, they honor the warrante and sent me a new cartdrige for my leak at no cost. Very easy to replace!
    Kathy

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