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Anyone a plumber or have good knowledge on it?

Discussion in 'Questions and Answers' started by texanphinatic, Mar 4, 2019.

  1. texanphinatic

    texanphinatic Senior Member

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    This may not get replies in time, but ...

    I bought a new house a year ago, but the last month the kitchen faucet has been having some issues. Seems to be a delta addision Touch 2O type of faucet. From what I can tell, the previous owners have not had the touch part connected to a power source, but that's not the issue.

    About maybe 2 months, pressure started trailing off. It wasn't a biggie since it still ran, and nothing else in the house was having problems. Then about 3 weeks ago I started hearing a hum when turning on the faucet. Thought air in pipes, tried to blow it out as told via internet, didn't work. About 2 weeks ago, the sink dropped to almost no pressure (a trickle) when first turned on, but after wiggling the handle on/off, the sink feed hoses would shudder, hum loudly and water would sputter out until it normalized and then a normal stream came out.

    A few days ago, the handle wiggle mostly ceased working. I went under the sink and started wiggling the hoses to make sure no kinks or whatever. That worked for a day (with the hum and shudder elongated until pressure normalized). Now that too is not working well and back to the trickle of water.

    Diagnosing this online has been a bust - doesn't seem to be air or water hammer, it's specific to the kitchen sink from what I can tell. Could this be a cartridge issue? The sink itself shouldn't be more than 4 years old tops. Could it be a blockage issue?
     
  2. danmarino

    danmarino Season Ticket Holder Club Member

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    I'm no expert, but have you tried taking off the aerator and cleaning it?
     
  3. texanphinatic

    texanphinatic Senior Member

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    The little cartridge thing? That's a possibility. I found a help line to Delta and they say it might be in the touch2o electronic assembly, so gonna try and do that today.

    Of course, it's in a super hard to reach and mostly non-visible spot haha. :chuckle:
     
  4. texanphinatic

    texanphinatic Senior Member

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    Solved. Managed to finagle the electrical assembly off and the block must have been in there somewhere because it runs nicely now!
     

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