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Old 07-24-2018, 06:45 AM   #1
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great water pressure except in kitchen

We have great pressure into the Trailer but hardly any to the kitchen sink. We've cleaned the screen on the faucet, (there was sediment), but it was no help. In fact, our repairman took the faucet apart. They can't find a problem. Any thoughts?
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Old 07-24-2018, 07:01 AM   #2
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Trace the water lines out to see if there are any kinks in the line.
Blow out with air pressure - both ways.
The faucet may have so much gunk in it that it may be clogged internally. Disassemble and clean to the best extent possible.
Side story - when my sister bought a used trailer the hot water tank had a load of mineral sediment in the bottom. This gunk went through the plumbing system. I spent the next several hours taking every plumbing fixture apart cleaning the gunk out. The fix for this is to flush the hot water tank when winterizing, dewinterizing and a least once mid season. There is a small water wand that can be inserted into the tank for this job.

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^^ what he said ^^

I suggest taking the faucet screen off and let the water flow through the kitchen faucet for a while. Maybe something will dislodge.

I've used wands as suggested above. They work well.
However, another way to flush is to take the plug out of the water heater then turn on water through the city inlet. That will have enough flow to wash out the gunk.

Is this low pressure something new, a change since last season? Or, has this been a problem since the trailer was new?
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Possible plugged in-line filter?????

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We have great pressure into the Trailer but hardly any to the kitchen sink. We've cleaned the screen on the faucet, (there was sediment), but it was no help. In fact, our repairman took the faucet apart. They can't find a problem. Any thoughts?
Does your Airstream have an in-line filter in the kitchen waterline? My 25í FC does and itís under the sink countertop. It can be bypassed with shutoff valves at either end.
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My Moen single lever faucet sometimes gets gunk in the cartridge. I can shake it loose by pumping the handle on/off. If your repair man took it apart then he would likely have sen this. Have you tried disconnecting the faucet and pumping water through the supply lines?....messy but it will prove a point!
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This is a new problem this season. We've replaced the water heater due to a leak in the weld but the problem persists. I thought we should try blowing it out, also. Any maybe remove the plug at let it flow as suggested.
Thanks, all!
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Is the problem the same for hot or cold?
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Kitchen Faucet Pressure

We had the same problem in our 2016 Classes. Final solution is the valve above the valve that selects spray or steady stream. I removed the rubber cover and pulled the valve out...it was in the closed position... and problem solved. Hope it works for you.
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