plumbing problem

Discussion in 'General Home Improvement Discussion' started by mayree, Jan 22, 2008.

  1. Jan 22, 2008 #1

    mayree

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    Hi -- I'm new to this so let me know if I'm in the wrong place for a question.
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    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
     
  2. Jan 22, 2008 #2

    guyod

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    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.
     
  3. Feb 24, 2008 #3

    stallion1265

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    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
     
  4. Feb 25, 2008 #4

    glennjanie

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    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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