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  1. May 17, 2019 at 3:11 PM #1

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    Installed brand new faucet because i thought the old one was bad. When i hook up the water lines to the faucet i get no pressure. When i unhook them and put them in a bucket and run them they have extremely good pressure. But as soon as i hook them back up pressure drops to almost nothing??? Does anyone know what could be the problem?
     

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  2. May 17, 2019 at 3:16 PM #2

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    You sure on is not off in error?
     
  3. May 17, 2019 at 3:17 PM #3

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    Im sure. i unscrewed the hoses from the faucet and ran them in a bucket. When i first turn them on in the bucket they spit and hammer till i get them all the way on.
     
  4. May 17, 2019 at 3:30 PM #4

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    Have you tried removing the aerator? If that's not it, you would have to remove the cartridge (after turning the water off) to look for some type of blockage. Once out, turn on the valves for a second to blow out any debris, but, be aware that you need to hold a cup upside down so the blast of water is directed into the sink.
     
  5. May 17, 2019 at 7:57 PM #5

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    I found the problem. Not sure what the part is or does but it came out and the water now flows freely and fast. It came from the plastic quick connect under the sink. Thanks to everyone for trying to help
     

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  6. May 17, 2019 at 8:33 PM #6

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    I think that's a "Diverter".

    "The working end of the sprayer is contained in the faucet stem. Hot and cold water goes through the faucet controls into the spout from underneath. Inside the base of a spout that shares a water supply with a sprayer is a plastic fitting with a metal insert and a plastic collar called a "diverter."

    How does the hose spray without that piece? Is water still coming out the faucet, as well?
    You may need to replace that piece.
     
  7. May 18, 2019 at 1:52 PM #7

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    The water is coming out fine. Hot and cold water. It seems to be working normal
     
  8. May 18, 2019 at 2:09 PM #8

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    I believe that the question Diehard was asking was if the side sprayer worked properly with that diverted removed. In other words, when you 7se the side sprayer, ALL of the water should come out of the sprayer, and NONE out of the faucet. Is that how yours is working, or are you getting water out of both?
     
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    Mine Does not have side sprayer. It’s a pull down. And it worked fine when it’s set in place and when it’s pulled down to use as sprayer. I think with it removed I have way more pressure than I should. I just don’t turn it all the way on.
     

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