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#1 Kaly

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Posted 13 November 2017 - 01:19 PM

Ugh! Why will water NOT flow from my kitchen sink, but it will flow freely from the bathroom sink, shower and toilet? The water heater seems to be working fine. I fired it up and took a hot shower, but no cold or hot water will make its way to the kitchen. I've run the pump, and plugged both an RV water line and my own home line into the side valve.

 

The only thing I've done since the last time it worked perfectly was check the anode rod. Does that have anything to do with it?

 

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#2 nealreust

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Posted 13 November 2017 - 03:09 PM

Try removing the aerator from the kitchen faucet.  It may be plugged.


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#3 Carol Christensen

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Posted 13 November 2017 - 10:45 PM

I can't think of anything but what Nealreust suggested.  If the water is reaching the bathroom, the problem has to be at the kitchen sink.


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#4 Kaly

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Posted 14 November 2017 - 06:11 AM

I'll check that this evening. I did put a new aerator on the sink this summer. I did get some drips to come out of the sink yesterday while under pressure from my home water line, but it was barely enough to fill up a spoon.

 

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#5 Rob and Linda

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Posted 14 November 2017 - 12:15 PM

I'll check that this evening. I did put a new aerator on the sink this summer. I did get some drips to come out of the sink yesterday while under pressure from my home water line, but it was barely enough to fill up a spoon.

 

Thanks!

 

Yep, it's the aerator... no need to buy new, just clean the one you have


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Posted 14 November 2017 - 01:43 PM

Or just remove it entirely.  The faucet will work just as well.


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Posted 14 November 2017 - 02:34 PM

Using a water filter when hooking up to city water helps keep out debris.

https://www.amazon.c...co,water filter

https://www.amazon.c...co,water filter
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#8 Kaly

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Posted 15 November 2017 - 06:11 AM

That's it! I unscrewed the aerator and a huge clump of debris had formed a plug, and the entirety of the aerator was being blocked by the white clump. I suspect it was loose debris from the anode rode that came free when I drained the unit the month before. It must have made it into the system and run it's course all the way to the kitchen.

 

Thanks to everyone for the insight!


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Posted 15 November 2017 - 08:35 AM

And welcome to the Casita Club!


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#10 Carol Christensen

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Posted 15 November 2017 - 12:05 PM

Glad to hear it was a simple fix.  So, in the future all you need to do is flush out the water heater whenever you drain it.  I assume, since you had all that debris in the tank, you replaced the anode rod.

 

Aso, I think it's always a good idea to run the outside faucet a bit before attaching your hose, just to be sure the water is running clear.


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