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What type of faucet is it? does it have a pullout spray or a conventional spout?
Is it a single lever faucet or does it have 2 handles? Do you know the brand and model?
It is a conventional spout, single level kitchen faucet. I will get the brand and model - just give me a minute.
Ok. does it have a side spray?
So far, I have determinted that it is a Kohler - still checking for model #.
It has a separate spray located on the sink top. The pressure in the sprayer is normal.
The model number would help but it sounds like the diverter in the faucet is stuck. The diverter is what diverts the water so it comes out of the sprayer and not the spout
I'd need a model to give you specifics on how to repair it
I can only give you general instructions without the model
Still looking for the model # XXXXX my records. Could it be on the faucet somewhere? This is all new to me. My husband was the handy one but he passed away last year. This is on-the-job training for me. However, the faucet was professionally installed when we had the counter top replaced.
I'm sorry but it's not on the faucet anywhere. If you've never taken a faucet apart before you might want to have a plumber fix this for you.
I realized that. I just needed to know if there was an easy fix first before calling a plumber to find out that it is just something simple. What about the diverter? What is involved in checking that myself?
You can't check it without taking the faucet apart. It's an easy fix for a plumber but he may need to chase for the part. If you can figure out the model number then you can tell the plumber and he can pick it up on the way if he doesn't have that one on his truck saving you some time and money. You might be able to pick out your faucet if you go to the Kohler website
Just came across the model number (K-15076-P-0) Coralais collection.
OK, that's a common Kohler faucet. The plumber may have the part on his truck or do you want to take a crack at this yourself?
Sometimes a first timer will cause more damage resulting ultimately in a higher bill from the plumber
I don't think I'm capable of taking the faucet apart if that is what is needed.
Yes the faucet has to be taken apart to get to the diverter
But now at least you know what the likely problem is
Oh well - I thought I give this a shot first - thanks for your help.