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 1 Cold water faucet makes loud noise
Author: luvs2walk64 (NY)

All my faucets in my house work fine except for 1 cold water faucet in my bathroom. We just replaced the bathroom faucet with a completely new fixture because the cold water suddenly started running very slow and when we took apart cold water faucet there was a cartridge? inside rather than just a washer. Our local hardware store didn't have the part so we just installed a whole new faucet. There are separate faucets for hot and cold water.

Anyway even after putting in new fixture cold water not only still runs slow but now there is a very loud noise when we turn it on.

Could it be something clogging the cold water pipe? Also we have never been able to turn the shut off valves under the sink since we've moved in 10 years ago. Is there any way to fix this without replace them?

Please help asap. Don't want to call plumber if we don't have to.

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 Re: 1 Cold water faucet makes loud noise
Author: e-plumber (NY)

The shut off valves under the basin should be replaced if they're not operable.

At the same time, take the supply off where it connects to the cold side of the faucet, insert it into a bucket, then turn the (new) valve on and test for proper flow at that point.

If you still do not have adequate flow, then call a licensed Plumber to troubleshoot further, it could be a restricted supply pipe.


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 Re: 1 Cold water faucet makes loud noise
Author: hj (AZ)

The shut off valve under the sink might be the cause of your noise, in which case you replaced the faucet needlessly.

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 Re: 1 Cold water faucet makes loud noise
Author: alliance (KS)


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 Re: 1 Cold water faucet makes loud noise
Author: tnoisaw (MT)

Sometimes the overall cost of calling a professional is cheaper than doing it yourself.

One of the best lessons I learned from my dad is when he did nothing to help me. I then learned to help my self.


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 Re: 1 Cold water faucet makes loud noise
Author: redwood (CT)

"Sometimes the overall cost of calling a professional is cheaper than doing it yourself."

If you do it right you save, if you do it wrong the plumber may arrive at a simple 10-15 minute job that got turned into a how the heck am I gonna fix that mess. (IE. a simple angle stop valve replacement turns into a whole house brass repipe because the DIYer only used 1 pipe wrench) well the other side of that was the brass was shot anyway and was going to fail sooner or later... but why did I get the call at 7 PM on a saturday nite?

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