Water Thumping Noise

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  1. Jul 25, 2012 #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!
     
  2. Jul 25, 2012 #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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    IFIXH2O is right on target. Moen had a faucet that did that. In the trade we had nicknamed it thumper.

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  4. Jul 28, 2012 #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.
     
  5. Jul 29, 2012 #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.
     
  6. Jul 30, 2012 #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
     
  7. Jul 30, 2012 #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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