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    Default can't get water to run in kitchen sink

    hello. my problem is our kitchen sink. whenever we turn on the water, nothing comes out until the count of five. it then stops running till we count to five again, then makes a loud thumping sound before the water runs again. if we turn on the faucet and nothing comes out, we turn it off and it takes about two seconds for another thump like it's catching up to the turn off. we thought it might have been air in the pipes but we have no problem with our bathroom or laundry in the basement. any suggestions?

    thank you.

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    Default Re: can't get water to run in kitchen sink

    Do you have a spray wand associated with this faucet?

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    Default Re: can't get water to run in kitchen sink

    What kind of faucet do you have? How old is your faucet? Is this a new problem?

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    Default Re: can't get water to run in kitchen sink

    Sounds like the diverter for the hose spray is hanging up.

    John

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    Default Re: can't get water to run in kitchen sink

    That's what I was thinking John. So how does it get fixed? Aside from replacement?

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    Default Re: can't get water to run in kitchen sink

    Most faucets have replaceable diverters. If he could tell me the make I could advise him how to go about it.

    John

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    Default Re: can't get water to run in kitchen sink

    Quote Originally Posted by johnjh2o View Post
    Sounds like the diverter for the hose spray is hanging up.

    John
    all i know is that the sprayer has never worked since we moved in 3 years ago. i would venture to say that the faucet and sprayer are more than likely over ten years old. when i tried the sprayer for the first time, all that came out was a drip. will this problem be easy to fix? thank you.

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    Default Re: can't get water to run in kitchen sink

    Yes, its an easy fix. Buy a new faucet.

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    Default Re: can't get water to run in kitchen sink

    Before replacing the faucet, I think that finding out why the diverter never worked in at least 3 years is also important.

    What kind of pipes do you have? copper, galvanized or other?

    You could have a problem in your wall nipples, angle stops and supply lines to the faucet.

    If your pipes, nipples, angle stops and supply lines are OK, then it's the faucet.

    Why is it important to know? because if you just replace the faucet and the problem was somewhere else, it will happen again.

    Please report back.

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    Default Re: can't get water to run in kitchen sink

    Quote Originally Posted by electa1959 View Post
    all i know is that the sprayer has never worked since we moved in 3 years ago. i would venture to say that the faucet and sprayer are more than likely over ten years old. when i tried the sprayer for the first time, all that came out was a drip. will this problem be easy to fix? thank you.
    Chances are it is a easy fix,but I need to know the make faucet you have to be able to help you.

    John

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