Price/Pfister faucet problem

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  1. Mar 14, 2019 #1

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    I have a Price/Pfister single handle kitchen faucet with a peculiar problem. The faucet is about fire years old and recently started acting strangely. If I turn the faucet on after it has been sitting for 15-20 minutes, I get full flow immediately. If I turn the faucet off for a few seconds and then turn it back on the flow is reduced by half. If I use the hose sprayer while the faucet is on, the flow goes back to full strength immediately. I tried replacing the valve insert with a new one (under warranty) but the problem persists. I do not have this problem with any other faucet in the house. Ideas?
     
  2. Mar 15, 2019 #2

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    You need to replace the diverter
     
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    Lol frodo
    Im with rickyman replace diverter and cartridge again(grease it up)if it fails demand a new unit from manufacture
     
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    Funny story about price Pfister faucets. When I was about 25 years old, I started working in the plumbing supply store. We sold price Pfister faucets and parts. I said price Pfister? whoever heard of that? I’ve heard of Gerber, I’ve heard of Sterling, I’ve heard of American Standard.
    Well don’t you know the next time I went to visit my parents at the house that I spent my whole life at, we have a price Pfister faucet in the kitchen this whole time.
    I guess I didn’t do much faucet reading back then. Lol.
     
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    I'm sure Pfister will provide a new diverter tee under warranty but I don't understand how that will fix the problem. It just looks like a tee fitting. What is there to go wrong?
     
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    It’s not a tee, it’s a little cartridge. It’s under the main cartridge in faucet or some faucets you have to remove the spout to get to it.
     
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    Pfister sent me a new diverter under warranty but it's plastic, My original was brass, Did they send the wrong part?
     
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    If it is the right shape and fits, I prefer the plastic in this application.
     
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    Got the part but I'm not smart enough to remove the old one. Any disassembly tips?
     
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    Call Pfister faucets back and have them give you technical assistance on how to replace the diverter. The phone person sometimes has to run to check with a tech so it takes a little bit of time but they've always been good at answering my questions.
     
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