Hi. Just replaced my water softener with a whole house filtration system (Whirlpool at Lowe's) The connections from the old softener and the new filter system matched up perfect so it was an easy install. BUT only some of my faucets are working. The instructions provided by the filter said to empty the water lines by running a faucet before installing. I did this with the kitchen faucet. My bathroom faucets are working fine, but the kitchen is not working at all, spits out a few drops and air. THe master bath toilet is flowing slowly, but all other water outlets in the house hot and cold work fine. Any ideas?
just running the water. ABout to check the aerator at the kitchen outlet
Welcome, I will do my best to help with your problem
When you turn off the water and drain out the lines then turn the water back on you stir up the sediment that clings to the walls of the pipes. Have you cleaned out the aerator on the problem faucet
not yet that was my next step when i saw this service online and figured i would ask...so i think we are on the same path
only the kitchen and master bath seem to be having the problem
Not ever faucet or toilet fill valve gets plugged up. the sediment will take the path of least resistance
ok just removed the faucet head in the kitchen - retractable hose sprayer type faucet and it flows fine, so it is a clogged aerator filter
just need to figure out how to remove and clean on this faucet....
on the toilet, what needs to be cleaned out to increase/fix the floww there
You just unscrew the aerator at the end of the spout,
Most of the time there is no need to take the faucet apart
on the toilet though....do i have to disassemble the valve's inside the tank
Flushing out the fill valve depends on the type. It's often better to just replace the fill valve particularly if the current one is old
unfortunately it is fairlt new, but i understand it would be easier to replace...
Does it look like the one in this diagram
yes i beleieve it is a master fluid
OK, turn off the water to the tank, then you can try twisting the top ~1/4 turn counter clockwise this will release the top then you can turn the water on and flush it out. Sometimes the best method is to release the top by turning less than 1/4 turn and leave the top in place then turn the water on to flush it out
ok - will give that a go and if i fail will replace it. the kitchen is back in service, so guess i was on the right track there....had no clue on the toilet though so worth the cost of our Q&A time
BTW it's Fluidmaster
Amazing to think how dirty the sediment is in the pipes and i was concerned enough to install a filter system
They're usually under $10
Thanks couldn't remember iot exactly but learned to install them with my grandfather years ago
was the only brand he would buy when they first came out
Pretty easy fix. If you can install a filter replacing the fill valve is a piece of cake
yep, thank you.
one more question
i just started my dishwasher after cleaning out the kitchen sink and flowing water for 10 minutes
it is connected to the kitchen water vavles and sounds like it is flowing well from listening on the outside.
any suggestions to be sure it is clear and clean?
If it works don't sweat it. Dishwashers seldom plug up from sediment. If you notice a problem you'll have to disconnect the water line and clean the screen on the inlet to the solenoid where the water line connects
ok, just tried turning the top of toilet valve and not getting it done....may just replace it....
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