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New American Standard Avery kitchen faucet has very poor flow and pressure - previous faucet was fine.

We replaced an older faucet that had fine flow and pressure. The sink has all new copper and valves as of last year. Pressure and flow out of the valves is fine. Removed spray head - pressure and volume from the hose is BAD. How bad? .5 gpm from the cold, 1 gpm from the hot.

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The faucet may have gotten clogged during the changeover process but it could simply be defective.

Posted on Nov 26, 2018

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SOURCE: kitchen faucet , reduced water flow / pressure

Hi ssam1

I'm Harvey the Master Plumber.

You want to know if you can fix a sudden low volume /pressure delivery problem on an American Standard model AS4205100 H7, one hole / single lever with pullout spray And is it fixable by owner?

Yes and maybe!

All plumbing systems are plauged with debrie buildup. Every time you turn on a faucet the water starts moving and will bring bits of debrie up from the water main or well. Most are small and will pass through to be caught by the screen in the aireator. Sometimes a relatively large piece comes along and dosen't make it through to the screen. It is stuck in the body of the valve.
Fixing takes a little mechanical ability.
First, turn off the water to the faucet in question. Then carefully disasemble paying close attention to the order of disasembly so you can reverse the order when putting back together. As each part is removed inspect it for that troublesome bit. I find that a little bit of wire or a paper clip is helpfull. Carefully reasemble. If the volume is still low then you missed finding that bit. Try again or call in a local pro.

Feel free contact me again!
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Posted on Sep 10, 2008

arealplumber

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SOURCE: Loss of pressure in kitchen faucet - Price Pfister

Your problem is a simple one.

  1. Turn off water to faucet.
  2. Place a towel(s) in the base of the sink(s) to prevent any parts from going down drain.
  3. Remove the handle to the faucet. (single handle only)
  4. If not a single handle then remove spout from faucet.
  5. If a single handle remove cap carefully and any loose parts.
  6. Gently turn spout side to side while lifting to remove.
  7. You will see a hole with a very small valve where the water comes out to the spout on the base of the faucet.
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  1. Remove this valve (which is a backflow preventer) and replace.
  2. Reassemble and test.
Problem solved.

Posted on Dec 05, 2008

Anonymous

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SOURCE: Low hot water pressure on newly installed kitchen faucet

it souns like a factory flaw in the piping or whoever hooked it up, over bent or kinked the line

Posted on Sep 20, 2009

packrat1948

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SOURCE: I have an american standard kitchen faucet with a

Check the aerator and see if it is getting plug up.

Posted on Feb 08, 2011

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SOURCE: My kitchen faucet has low

If you have pressure to the shut off valves then most likely your shut off valves are not fully opening, I would recommend you replace both valves, they build up water deposits in them a lot of the times. The other possibility is the faucet itself has a water saver filter built into it. A lot of the new faucets have water savers built into them now.

Posted on Mar 16, 2011

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