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Old 07-25-2012, 05:11 AM   #1
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I installed a new kitchen faucet, and when I turn on the hot or cold water it makes a loud thumping noise. I've installed several faucets over the years, and have never had this happen. I tried turning the valves to only half way on, but it does it at half way and fully on. Please Advise. Thanks!



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Old 07-25-2012, 11:05 AM   #2
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What brand/type of faucet did you install ? I have ran into this with cheap faucets where the diverter causes the faucet to hammer when first turned on or when switching between hot & cold.



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Old 07-25-2012, 11:26 AM   #3
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IFIXH2O is right on target. Moen had a faucet that did that. In the trade we had nicknamed it thumper.

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Old 07-28-2012, 06:01 AM   #4
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It's a Glacier Bay. I've got one of these in the Bathroom, and it's fine. It may be cheap, but the price wasn't.

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Old 07-29-2012, 04:22 AM   #5
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If your kitchen Faucet have a side sprayer , check the diverter to make sure its seated properly, if that doesn't work try a new diverter. Russ, if I offended you in any way, please accept my apology.

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Old 07-30-2012, 04:23 AM   #6
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What is a diverter? Is it on the end that connects to the faucet, or the end that has the sprayer on it? I'm not a professional plumber? I was not offended, I know every company makes a bum product once in a while. lol

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Old 07-30-2012, 12:34 PM   #7
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The diverter is a device that divert the water between the spout and the sprayer, It is in the body of the Faucet , remove the spout to locate. Google your Faucet parts to see what your diverter looks like.



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