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Old 08-03-2016, 05:46 PM   #1
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On trip and kitchen sink must have a gremlin in it

We are on a trip to Tetons/Yellowstone and my DW is convinced we have a gremlin in out kitchen sink. 4 parks so far with hookups. We are using a 50psi regulator. First park, full pressure bath and shower (actually every park), but sink has a trickle. I checked the aerator, removed the head completely, still a trickle. Checked for kinks, found nothing. Convinced we needed a new faucet. Park 2, a little more pressure, but still not good. Park 3, no pressure, dripping. I was going to replace the faucet at park 4. But then, park 4, about 75% flow day 1. Day 2, full pressure. Told the DW I fixed it, but really never touched it. (She knew better that's why the gremlin comment). What am I missing?
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Old 08-03-2016, 06:00 PM   #2
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I had to take hot and cold valves out and clean. Had a plastic shaving hung in one and faucet wouldn't turn off. This showed up after two years of ownership.

Might try looking there.
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Old 08-03-2016, 06:12 PM   #3
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Valves? The sink is one unit, you mean valves by the hot water heater?
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Old 08-03-2016, 06:18 PM   #4
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Old 08-03-2016, 06:27 PM   #5
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Valves? The sink is one unit, you mean valves by the hot water heater?

There is small insert valve(s) inside the faucet itself that meter the water from the handle.


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Old 08-03-2016, 06:50 PM   #6
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Old 08-03-2016, 08:29 PM   #7
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How do I get to that? How does this faucet come apart?Attachment 116226

On the handle, you will see your little red & blue hot/cold indicator. Pop that little plastic disc out & you will find a set screw to remove the handle. Then you will find the rest of the valve and nut that holds it all together.
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Old 08-04-2016, 09:00 AM   #8
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In post #2 in the reference to "valves" the poster meant "cartridges". Both single handle and the two handle faucets nowadays have cartridges in them. In post #7 rracer5 is correct on how to remove that particular cartridge. In post #2 the statement "Had a plastic shaving hung in one and faucet would not turn off" is all too common. Don't forget the sink in the bath and the bath/shower faucet also.
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Old 08-04-2016, 12:23 PM   #9
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They have you headed in right direction, cartridge is the correct term.

Have you checked out yet?
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Old 08-04-2016, 02:08 PM   #10
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Check for junk where pullout faucet hose connects to main assembly.
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