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    jduke44 Posts: 407, Reputation: 44
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    May 31, 2005, 07:23 PM
    No cold water pressure in kitchen
    We just moved in a month ago and from the beginning and the water pressure on the cold water side in the kitchen faucet is very low. The hot water is normal and all the other faucets seem to have normal pressure. Any suggestions?
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    May 31, 2005, 08:03 PM
    3 possibilities
    1.There is a block from the water supply. Turn off water at angle stop and disconnect water supply and run water into a bucket from the flex line. If you don't have adequate pressure, replace angle stop and/or flex line.(angle stop shut off valve shown below)
    2.water pressure is good from flex line but not out of spout.
    Turn off water, remove faucet stem and inspect seat. Is it blocked? Does the washer look OK?
    3.(highly unlikely)Turn on water with cold stem out (cover with hand or cup) Is it good pressure? If so hold hand over spout or remove aerator and replace the washer with a dime (temporary) so that you can run hot water to bypass the spout and wash out any debris. Replace parts
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    Jun 1, 2005, 02:56 PM
    I figured it had to be something like that. It seems there are a lot of plumbing issues in the house and the more I do the more I discover. I have a plumber who is helping me but he is really busy and can't get to everything right away. I will look at all that. Unfortunately, I have other priority things that need to get done so I may have to hold off a day or 2. Thanks for your help.


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