I put in a brand new Bridgewater faucet in my kitchen sink. Two knobs, a
regular nozzle (center, between the two knobs) and sprayer, off to the
The regular nozzle not have an aerator.
When I first got it in, the sprayer worked nicely, but the regular nozzle
(wrong word?) didn't flow. I found that after I turned the flexible sprayer
on and off a bunch of times by squeezing the dispenser, that the regular
nozzle started to flow. A little bit. Very little.
The regular nozzle puts out 3 quarts a minute (I timed it). Not enough to
make an aerator bubble.
The sprayer hose puts out 8 quarts a minute.
Any ideas why the regular nozzle would be running so slowly? And how to
improve the water flow?
It's a "spout' and not a "nozzle". My first guess is that the little
screen (called an aerator) at the end of the spout is plugged up. Unscrew
it and see if the water flows. Clean the screen and you'll be OK.
If it's not the aerator, then there's some obstruction in the spout, or
else the diverter is messed up. I'm not acquainted with your brand, so you
might need to read the directions to see how the spout comes off.