I have a one-year old Moen Extensa faucet in my kitchen, which, when new,
would always start in "stream" mode when the water was turned on. If you
wanted it to go into "spray" mode you had to switch it to spray while the
water was running. It would always revert back to stream when the water
stopped. In the last couple of months it's gradually changed its behaviour
to that whatever mode (stream or spray) was last used is the mode which it
now starts in. Was it broken to begin with or is it broken now is my
question??!! Is this common. Has anyone got a solution? Maybe there's
something that needs cleaning. I don't have a hard water problem so I don't
think it's calcium buildup, but even if it were I'm now sure how I'd get
into the "head" of the thing. Thx.
Dunno if this helps, but I've got a faucet in my kitchen that was
exhibiting similar behavior. The problem turned out to be a bad design,
where hot water caused damage to a vinyl part in the sprayhead.
A call to the mfr revealed that they had discontinued production of
that model sprayhead(wonder why), but they offered a free replacement
to the new model.
I'd send off an email to Moen, or give them a call. If you are unhappy
with the way your sprayhead is functioning - I'd bet a new one will be
in the mail shortly.
You called to report your problem, and they are sending you a new head?
That seems a bit of an extreme solution; if it were me I'd probably of
said - no thanks... I guess the problem isn't really that serious after
And I didn't even know it was medically possible. Who says Canada's
healthcare system is backward?
Oh Matt you are too witty ah ha ha ha. A regular Oscar Wilde. I meant of
course a new faucet head. BTW I once did a comparison with a comtemporary of
mine about the premiums on his American "health plan" compared to what had
to pay in extra income tax. We came in about a $1000 in his favour. Of
course his plan didn't cover somethings which mine did and vice versa. He
also noted that plans varied wildy between employers. Also, if I need
something major done which isn't available here I can go to Rochester to the
Mayo clinic and Canada Health will foot nearly all the bill under most
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