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Old 03-12-2003, 06:46 PM   #1
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Another faucet question--no hot water...

Hi Everyone

We just had our kitchen faucet replaced. The RV dealer simply installed one from Home Depot (designed for home use) that fits, looks ok, and works fine EXCEPT we get just a little dribble of hot water then the water goes cold.

We get all the hot water we want in the lav, but only just a short stream of hot water then the water goes cold, even though we know there is hot water left in the heater.

Anyone have any ideas?


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Old 03-12-2003, 07:02 PM   #2
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What kind of faucet is it? If it is a moen cartridge faucet you may need to pull the cartridge and check the orifices. Even if it is a standard type you may just have a blockage in the hot input.
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Question Doesn't make sense..


We get all the hot water we want in the lav, but only just a short stream of hot water then the water goes cold, even though we know there is hot water left in the heater.
This statement abt your 'lav' hot water doesn't make sense.
For normal operations, you should get approx 6 gallons of hot water before it gets cold..assuming that your tank is 6 gallons.
I'm also assuming that, you filled the (cold) water tank before using it?
You might wanta pull up a chair outside and, listen to your see if the gas flame is working/cycling properly(time wise)
Are you letting it heat up long enough before using it?
Good luck on getting it working..
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So you are getting a good supply of hot water in the bathroom lav? Was there a problem at the kitchen faucet before you replaced it as well? Why did you replace it? Did you replace it with a single handle cartridge style such as the Moen the Newkid was referring to? If so I agree that it is probably something to do with the cartridge or possibly a kinked supply line. While the cartridge faucets are great they can get blockage or seemingly blocked if the cartridge gets out of position. If for any reason the handle was removed it can be put on 180 degrees backwards causing weird operation.

(If for any reason your bath lav is doing the same thing you may want to check your water heater bypass valves)

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