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The faucet is washerless. Do I need to replace both shut offs because it does happen with hot and cold?
We do not have a rinse hose with that faucet.
Water hammer was the first thing I thought it was. I did do that process with both hot and cold before I contacted you, but still no change.
Do you have a bath near the kitchen?
I have a 1/2 bath (toilet and sink) on the same level and about 45 feet from the kitchen faucet.
What about above? I have experianced a similar/same problem with a faucet dropping the pressure just enough to cause the toilet fill valve to "hammer", meaning rapid on and off, which could be described and pounding noise. Try turning off the stop valve under each toilet, then try the kitchen faucet. You may find this to be the problem, you may not.
Thanks for the responce's guys.
However, I only have the noise at the kitchen faucet, not the dishwasher right next to the faucet or the ice maker 15 feet away. The noise will happen even if the faucet is the only water source working. Pressure does seem to diminish when the pounding is happening. Also, it does not happen every time about 75% and if I turn the water off and on a few times I can get it to stop or if I let the water run it will stop within a few seconds. I have ask neighbors if they have experenced this and they have not.
Did you test the toilets? I fully understand and understood you only hear the noise at the kitchen faucet. Things will have to be tried in order to track down the problem. I assure you something in your home is causing this noise. You will have to be open to ideas to try in order to trace down the problem. The toilets may not be the problem, however if you didn't test them it still could be the problem. If you have a PRZ (Pressure Reducing Valve) that could explain the noise as well.
Please reply with any other questions about this. Together we can solve this mystery!!
Bud I shut all three toilets off and the problem did stop for a few turn on's but it did came back with the toilets still turned off.
Pat what is a valve cartridge and where is it usually located?