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Old 05-09-2014, 07:50 AM   #1
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No cold water from kitchen faucet

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I have a 2013 V-Lite with the front kitchen. My problem is I have no cold water coming from my kitchen faucet. I have hot water but not cold. All other faucets and shower have cold. I found this out while dewinterizing the camper. I checked for kinks and everything looks OK. I started to take faucet apart thinking something was blocking it internally but I couldn't figure out how. I owned a hardware for 20 years and could take apart many faucets but not this one.
Any ideas, or does anyone know the name of these faucets so I can find out how to take apart?

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Old 05-09-2014, 07:54 AM   #2
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Never had one apart.
What kind of faucet is it?


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Old 05-09-2014, 08:10 AM   #3
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You could slightly unscrew the line fitting going to the faucet to see if it has pressure going to it, and at least eliminate any line blockage. As for faucet, is it a 2 handle or single handle faucet? And, has it "ever" worked?
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Old 05-09-2014, 08:22 AM   #4
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I would remove the water line coming into the bottom of the sink (with water pump turned off). I would then have someone turn on the pump while holding the water line over a bucket. This would allow the pump to push water through. If no water comes out you know it is not the faucet. If water does then you know it is the faucet. I think this would be easier than trying to take apart the entire faucet.
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Old 05-09-2014, 08:38 AM   #5
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If the Kit/faucet is the (Pullout head/ plastic type) go to your (hardware / Hd ,Lowes) store and buy a Good home type faucet,and replace the Bath faucet as well. As Aquaman said you can loosen the incoming Cold supply line for your cold line test. Youroo!!
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Originally Posted by Bolt guy View Post
After dewinterizing my 2013 V-Lite with front kitchen I have no cold water out of the kitchen sink. I have hot water but no cold. All other faucets have cold. I checked for kinks with everything ok. I thought of taking the faucet apart and checking for something blocked internally but I cant figure out how. I owned a hardware store for twenty years and could take apart about any faucet but not this one!
Anybody out there have any ideas?
Unhook water line at sink to see if water is there would be a good starting point.

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Old 05-09-2014, 09:05 AM   #7
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It Is a single handle faucet and it did work last year. Don't know the brand but I will try taking off the supply line to see if the problem is the faucet or in the line before it.
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Old 05-09-2014, 09:24 AM   #8
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when u take the cold line off, try back flushing the cold side. u may be able to do this by opening the valve in a mixed position and see if water comes out the cold side. if there is something plugging it, that may clear it.
i've had one apart before. they aren't conventional. if the faucet is the problem, best advice (as already stated above) replace it with a good one.

you will have to plug the dangling cold water line. u could also turn the water off disconnect cold line, open faucet to cold and use a hose to back flush.
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Old 05-09-2014, 09:32 AM   #9
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this may sound kind of simplicit but is the shut off valve for the cold water turned on???
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Been seeing this a lot lately. Always happens when dewinterizing.

The problem typically occurs when winterizing by draining the hot water heater through the low point drains in the fall. This allows crud from the water heater (bits of anode and calcium) to enter the low (cold water) inlet to the water heater as it drains.

When antifreeze is reintroduced it can push this crud into the valve body of the faucets and/or the toilet flush valve. While it may not be noticed in the winter (faucet not open long enough), it will definitely be noticed in the Spring.

Getting rid of the issue (as noted in previous posts) can be a real chore. I discovered my error when I had to repair my toilet flush valve. Repairing a Thetford Aqua Magic V

I changed my winterizing/dewinterizing procedure to close the heater valves FIRST when winterizing (then drain through the anode/outside drain plug); and open LAST when dewinterizing (allowing it to fill with clean water).

Prevention is way easier than the repair.
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