Having just moved into our first home last week I was eager to begin
my weekend handyman career. I found great information in this
newsgroup regarding leaky faucets, of which I had 4, to my suprise I
was able to fix them all. With new found (probably highly misplaced)
confidence I decided to tackle the non-operational spray hose on the
It's previous behaivour (before I "fixed" it) was that if the faucet
was running, pushing the lever on the spray hose would make a thump
noise, the water would stop running out of the faucet and drip from
the end of the spray hose. Releasing the lever on the spray hose would
restore the water flow from the faucet.
So! I unscrewed the spray end from the hose, took a look inside
expecting to find a blockage of some description, I didn't find
anything so I screwed it back on to the hose. I then went to turn on
the faucet, and instantly got the thump sound and no water coming out
the faucet or the spray hose, bear in mind I don't have the lever down
on the spray hose. Pressing the lever doesn't restore the flow to the
faucet, so now I've got a broken spray hose, and 2 non-operational
faucets, which eqautes to a useless kitchen sink. :-)
My wife was thrilled.
I tried unscrewing the hose where it couples onto the bottom of the
sink and by shoving a screwdriver up the hole the water would come out
of the faucet again, of course as soon as I let go of the screwdriver
the water stopped coming out of the faucet, poured out the hole, and
down my arm.
Any help would be greatly appreciated, I'd like to get it fixed
tonight, the prospect of another night in the dog house is not a
welcome thought... :-)
Many thanks in advance!