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Old 07-24-2008, 01:18 PM   #1
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Kitchen Sink Hot Water

I have a 1974 31 ft. International with a center bath. My hot water heater works and I get strong hot water flow in my bathroom sink and shower. I only get a trickle of hotwater flow to my kitchen sink. I don't know if the lines are all tied together or if the kitchen sink has a seperate line from the hotwater tank? What should I check and where do I start. Thanks, Wally Gilbert
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Old 07-24-2008, 03:11 PM   #2
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Remove the aireator (sp) or screen from the kitchen faucet. Is the cold water flowing? There could be an obstruction of calcium, sand, (crud) in the line. Hope this will help.
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Old 07-24-2008, 03:15 PM   #3
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Ours had strong water pressure to all other faucets except the kitchen faucet. I removed the aerator and found all kinds of nasty gunk there, lime deposits, dirt, grunge, even bugs.
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Old 07-24-2008, 04:31 PM   #4
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slow faucet

Also, take the handle off of the hot water side and remove the stem from the faucet, I'll be the rubber gasket is all chewed up and blocking the flow. While your at it, it would pay to change BOTH gaskets.
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Old 07-24-2008, 09:51 PM   #5
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We have the same problem...the galley faucet is a single Moen unit...cold flows great, hot hardly at all...replaced the Moen faucet cartridge...no change.

I've looked underneath and have noticed that the copper tubing from the rear is 'necked down' to a smaller size where it's hooked to the Moen inlet pipes.

I'm thinking that there is some 'crud' in the area of the hot water tubing where it's necked down in size.

I guess I've got to figure out how the try and 'blow' the hot line with some air pressure - backwards - to see if I can fix it....problem is that all the lines are soldered copper tubing from the back...no hose to take off...perhaps I'll have to cut the copper tubing, blow it out, and then repair it with a hose connector and some hose clamps...AND blowing through the Moen single faucet has it's own problems...

If I knew the obstruction was definitely in the necked down area, I could just cut that area out and replace with a hose tubing 'repair'...

Has anyone tackled this problem? Any info would be helpful.
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I have just the opposite problem.... I have no cold water at my kitchen sink in my Ambassador. I have been searching the forums with no answers as of yet. I have cold water all the way up to and into the water filter chamber. I have a single handle kitchen faucet and the hot water flows great.

The filter chamber was full of anti-freeze and no filter. I cleaned it out and put it back on with no filter cartridge. The chamber filled with fresh water but nothing up to the sink.

Does there have to be a filter in the chamber for the water to flow?

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Old 05-04-2009, 11:05 AM   #7
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What I finally did was to open the hot water tank valve, disconnected the facet from the hot water line, took my small compressor and applied air at the facet line side( backflow). The blockage was removed and the hot water pressure was again fine. The same could be done for the cold water side but proceed with caution as you don't want to rupture a plastic tank or crack a plastic fitting.
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