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mayree 01-21-2008 11:45 PM

plumbing problem
 
Hi -- I'm new to this so let me know if I'm in the wrong place for a question.
:confused:
I have a problem with the cold water flow on a single handle faucet. It flows slowly for a few seconds and then cuts off with a thunking sound. The hot water is fine, but if I move the handle over to cold it just thunks and stops.

I would appreciate any advice.

Thanks
Mayree

guyod 01-22-2008 07:36 AM

Welcome Mayree

You either have something in the water line clogging up faucet or you have bad seals in the faucet.

First start by trying to unclog it
-Unscrew water supply line home fully its a flex line from valve
-Put the end in bucket and turn the faucet on. move the faucet around until you get max. flow out of the water line.
- Put it back together and test.

If it still does not work you will either have to rebuild the fauce or get a new one. Normally i would just tell you replace the faucet. As long as you get one with a matching drain. they install in 15mins and a descent one starts at only $40. but It sounds like you may have a moen. they are easy to rebuild. so its up to you.

stallion1265 02-24-2008 11:42 AM

yes i agree with him but when doing this make sure you turn the value off ok but you best bet is to replace the faucet ok

glennjanie 02-24-2008 07:28 PM

Welcome Mayree:
Turn the supply lines off, take the top of the faucet off, cup your hand over the faucet and turn the cold water back on just a little. That should blow any obstruction out of the faucet. You will also find small neoprene rubber floating gaskets with springs in them. Replacing those may make all the difference.
Glenn


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