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Old 04-09-2020, 06:42 AM   #21
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We had the same issue, of course my first thought was like your, water pump bad - I had just filled the FW tank. Every other faucet worked fine, except the sink. Took the lines off the faucet, and flow through those was good. Aerator was plugged, cleaned it and have water now. Doesn't seem as good of pressure, so I need to investigate further, but definitely the sink faucet being plugged up.

Now I think I'll need to check all the other faucets and shower, because there was a lot of junk in the sink screen.
Yep, I'm doing the same
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Old 04-09-2020, 06:58 AM   #22
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This is the flexible line, with the weight on it, that goes to the faucet and provides water from the mixing channel of the faucet to the faucet head....And, I'm probably using all the wrong terminology!

I took the faucet apart and cleaned it as was suggested by another member, and it was full of crud, and what looks line plastic shavings.....

I guess I could reuse the faucet and just change the line, but I just chose to change it out and be safe with it.
I would suggest flushing the line thoroughly before installing a new faucet. I'd be frustrating to do this all over again in the near future.
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Old 04-09-2020, 08:34 AM   #23
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You said your water pump failed and you replaced it. Those plastic shavings may have come from the fresh water tank (drill shavings from Keystone installing connections to the tank) or they may have come from the diaphragm in the water pump when it failed... Either way, there's no "filter to stop shavings" from going to all the other water outlets. So, the bathroom faucet, the toilet connection, the shower faucet and the outside shower/kitchen faucets are also "subject to those plastic shavings"....

While those faucets and valves (in the toilet especially) may be "flowing great" right now, if you get a piece of plastic in any of those valves, you may wind up with a failure when you least want it... like the start of a long 3 day weekend when the toilet won't flush or won't stop running....

I'd suggest that since nobody is traveling or towing right now, if you've got time to clean the rest of the faucets, now is a great time to prevent future problems.
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Old 04-09-2020, 09:12 AM   #24
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Also, if you primarily using the fresh water tank I'd suggest using a filter to fill it and installing a screen on the pump.
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Old 04-09-2020, 09:31 AM   #25
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Also, if you primarily using the fresh water tank I'd suggest using a filter to fill it and installing a screen on the pump.
If your pump is a FloJet pump with the blue "locking tabs", this is probably the "wisest investment you can make. Easy to install, reliable and stops all of the "plastic shavings" in one place before damaging the water pump diaphragm or clogging up the faucets....https://www.amazon.com/Flojet-017403...6453363&sr=8-3

If your water pump has the screw on fittings, you can buy this one and cut the 1/2" FW supply line to the pump and install it "before the pump"
https://www.amazon.com/Flojet-017400...6453228&sr=8-4

There are alternative filters available. I'm not endorsing either of these products, but I have the "blue locking type" on my FW system. It's 6 years old and never a problem...
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Old 04-12-2020, 07:19 AM   #26
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I hear this one all the time. It is a simple fix. Unscrew the aerator at the end of the faucet and clean it. You will now have a good flow of water.
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Old 04-12-2020, 08:14 AM   #27
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I hear this one all the time. It is a simple fix. Unscrew the aerator at the end of the faucet and clean it. You will now have a good flow of water.
The OP cleaned his aerator and then installed a new one on the faucet
before even posting his thread. It didn't work. The clog was under the faucet, in the small hose that goes from the mixer valve to the faucet throat.

Cleaning the aerator is a "good first step" but he's waaaaay beyond having done that without any improvement in water flow. His problem was "under the faucet, not at the aerator.
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Old 04-12-2020, 08:32 AM   #28
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Flauset replacement

You can use a standard home store flauset if you change out the supply hose ends. If you don't have the crippling tool . Shark bite fittings work they are a little pricey but worth it.
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If your pump is a FloJet pump with the blue "locking tabs", this is probably the "wisest investment you can make. Easy to install, reliable and stops all of the "plastic shavings" in one place before damaging the water pump diaphragm or clogging up the faucets....https://www.amazon.com/Flojet-017403...6453363&sr=8-3

If your water pump has the screw on fittings, you can buy this one and cut the 1/2" FW supply line to the pump and install it "before the pump"
https://www.amazon.com/Flojet-017400...6453228&sr=8-4

There are alternative filters available. I'm not endorsing either of these products, but I have the "blue locking type" on my FW system. It's 6 years old and never a problem...

I have the lower one and also 6 years. It has filtered out a dead pump and a dead water heater. Water heater left enough rusty crud to need the lines upbto the filter flushed but nothing got through to any faucets.
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