My kitchen faucet shuts tight. However, after closing it the water
continues to run for about 10 sec before stopping.
This started when the dishwasher was replaced yesterday. Any
suggesttions for getting the faucet to work properly?
Could be that debris has gotten in the valve. I suggest taking apart the
faucet and giving it a good cleaning. Other than that I can't see how
changing the DW could otherwise cause this problem. But since it occurred at
this point it would be my first guess.
How do you say- a pretty good stream but no pressure behind it
after a few seconds the stream quickly dwindles and then quickly stops.
I would say that the amount of water is what is in the spout that
drains out. That water previously stayed in the spout.
I have cleaned debris out the screen; haven't opened up the faucet.
I went back and ran the sprayer more thoroughly this time, even checked
under the nozzle. Apparently no effect. It does appear that I
misestimated the run-on time- it is closer to 5sec than 10. the volume
is about 2-4 oz.
Haven't figured it out yet.
The aerator screen rings a bell- itis in place. However, when I turned
the water on a lot of rust came out. So I cleaned the aerator and
flushed the pipes by watering the lawn. I am pretty sure I put the
aerator back together. How can the aerator affect things?
The aerator uses surface tension to keep water in the faucet. If not
properly in place, water will drool past for a few seconds, just as you
As for the "red eyes" statement - the brass screens inside aerators are
sometimes "borrowed" to make bongs ;)
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