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 Kraus Kitchen Faucet Low Hot Water
Author: jsmith5591 (CA)

We've had this faucet for a year and the hot water has gradually slowed down not quite to a trickle, but could get there. I checked the braided line and there is a mesh filter that had debris in it. I also back washed it from the cold line thru the faucet. It was ok for a few weeks, now it slowed down again. Kraus sent me a new faucet cartridge but that wasn't the problem because it's only the hot side that is slow. I want to get rid of the that mesh filter seeing that replacement feed lines don't usually have it. I can't find a gasket that is close enough in size. I'm tempted to just drill it out, but worried that the debris will now collect in the faucet. I have yet to inspect the angle stop which might be a few steps down the road. It looks to be in good shape, the place is just 20 years old. Any suggestion on how to approach this?

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 Re: Kraus Kitchen Faucet Low Hot Water
Author: steve (CA)

Check the flow through the angle stop.

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 Re: Kraus Kitchen Faucet Low Hot Water
Author: packy (MA)

the washer in the angle stop may be deteriorating slowly.
shut off the main and take the angle stop apart to check it.

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 Re: Kraus Kitchen Faucet Low Hot Water
Author: jsmith5591 (CA)

After this exercise of trying the cartridge that they sent me, it slowed down to almost a trickle again after turning the water supply off then on. I am planning to replace the shutoffs with quarter turn valves.

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 Re: Kraus Kitchen Faucet Low Hot Water thumbs
Author: jsmith5591 (CA)

Just for completeness, I found the problem to indeed be the shutoff valve. When I let the line run into a bucket, it was strong but spewed out many black bits. I reconnected and opened slowly and the flow was good!

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 Re: Kraus Kitchen Faucet Low Hot Water
Author: bernabeu (SC)

replace the 'line' the black bits may be the NON stainless steel inner tube disintegrating


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