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  • Low cold water pressure in the kitchen tap but hot is fine.?

    About a week ago the cold water pressure in my kitchen tap all but disappeared. The flow is now very slow. The hot is fine and both the hot and cold in all other faucets in the house are fine as well. The kitchen tap is a "mixer type" (one handle for both the hot and cold combined). My first thought was the cartridge is shot. The set screw that holds the faucet lever in place broke off so that I could not remove the handle to get at the cartridge. OK so now my repair gets more expensive and I replaced the entire tap... I still have the same issue! My house is relatively new as it was built in 2006 and I have pex piping through out. I am hooked up to city water supply and am not on a well. I do not think there is a issue with scale or rust build up in the lines as pex is plastic. Does anyone have any idea what may be causing this issue? The only thing I can think of is that there is some type of blockage in the pipe below my kitchen sink. Does this make sense to anyone or has anyone heard of this issue before? If this is a blockage how would I go about clearing the pipe? I don't want to start chopping pipes out and rep[lacing them if I can avoid it. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

    Cheers,

    Ray

    6 AnswersMaintenance & Repairs9 years ago