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aaronrf

09:41AM | 01/05/05
Member Since: 11/17/04
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Couldn't find an answer to this, so thought I'd try you all:

Recently, my Moen kitchen faucet suddenly began trickling the hot water. Cold is fine, with full flow. The hot water flow rate is not consistent, but ranges from "trickle" to "very slow".

Moen support was great, and sent me out new parts, including a cartridge. No luck. I've attempted to flush the hot water line (turning on the hot water with the faucet open and cartridge removed), but it is still very slow.

So, my guesses are that there is some kind of blockage clogging either a) the faucet unit itself; or b) the hot water line leading to the faucet.

Is there any way I can easily diagnose where the problem is? And is there an easy way to clean it? If it is not so easy, I'll call in the pro.

LonnythePlumber

11:30AM | 01/05/05
Doesn't sound like it is in your faucet. The next location is at the shut off valve or at the supply tube to faucet connection. You can disconnect your supply tube at the faucet and run water in a bucket. Also you can put a penny or dime in the faucet aerator and run the cold water backwards through the hot side for it to come out the hot supply tube connection. Have a bucket.

It's usually the washer on the shut off valve. It can also be a kinked supply line.
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