What can you do if a new faucet was recently installed in the kitchen and the drain vent next to the faucet shoots like a geyser when the dishwasher is turned on?


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2008-09-30 17:32:47
2008-09-30 17:32:47

My guess is your garbage disposer was also replaced and they forgot to knock out the plug before connecting the disposer hose/drain It sounds like you have a vacuum breaker on the drain for the dish washer. This is probably just a coincidence but your vacuum breaker needs to be replaced or repaired. It really has nothing to do with the faucet installation.


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No, if the current faucet doesn't have a sprayer, there is no place on the faucet to attach the sprayer. It would attach on the underneath side of the faucet in the center.

Possibly unscrew your aerator at the end of the spout and see if the screen is clogged. Blow it out and rescrew the aerator on. If that isn't the problem, sometimes things get caught in the spout. Unscrew the spout and turn the water on. If there is water coming from there and not out the spout when it is hooked up, the spout is plugged. If no water coming out when the spout is off, rehook spout and change cartridges or stems in the faucet AFTER shutting the water off. Depends on the brand of faucet, check the instructions for the brand and model. Also your kitchen dishwasher and sinks are run on seperate valves. The dishwasher valve is usually under the sinks (causing the water to go to the dishwasher first) the valve that was installed for the sink (before the dishwasher) may be bad too.

Check the Aerator for debris in the screen. Unscrew it from the end of the faucet and rinse it out then reinstall.

I just installed an American Standard kitchen faucet and it continues to run for a second or two after turning the handle. I called AS and they said it is because of the high arch and the location of the stop valve lower in the fixture. I think it may have more to do with this being a lower end kitchen faucet. During a bathroom remodel we installed a high arch Pegasus bathroom faucet and, while it is admittedly not at high as the kitchen faucet, it stop immediately and doesn't continue to run/drop at all. When I removed the Pegasus faucet filter at the spout, it behaves just like the kitchen faucet, so there's some sort of stop valve element at the spout of the Pegasus that isn't part of the AS faucet.

Get a cap for the connection the spray hose would attach to.

If you have bubbles coming out of your kitchen faucet, you have a venting problem. It has nothing to do with soap in your faucet.

The attachments for portable dishwashers are not universal, and do not fit all faucets. To fix this, a person can buy an attachment for their faucet the matches the dishwasher.

Your kitchen faucet is getting bad, the water line that runs to the dishwasher from the branch under the sink has nothing to do with the faucet. the only way the faucet would run is because the gaskets or seats are getting bad. The dishwasher will not affect any water in the house,water goes into the dishwasher and leaves through the drain, it never will reenter the water system,so if you have a white residue,it sounds like you have hard water. If this sediment is inside the washer,you might not be using the right soap for it. Also, the water for the dishwasher should be hooked up to the hot water line not cold.

Maybe the kitchen is further away and on smaller pipe.

Because your losing "volume" possibly the piping is under sized or the internal diameter was reduced by mineral deposits

You can not increase pressure at only one faucet. Whole house pressure must be increased at the PRV. If you don't have enough at only the kitchen faucet a cheap way to fix is fit new aerator, or even a whole new kitchen faucet.

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One can find out how to install a faucet in a kitchen sink by going to the DIYNetwork website. There is a "How to install a Single-Handle Kitchen Faucet" tutorial by master plumber, Ed Del Grande, explaining the basic steps involved in replacing a kitchen faucet and provides some tips to make the job easier.

Change the faucet, either one will mount on the sink.

If this faucet has a spray hose, turn on the faucet and open the spray hose.This will adjust the diverter in the kitchen faucet to the spray and pressureize the hose.This will allow the faucet to equilize and the sputter will stop if the spray diverter is working. It could be that the diverter part in the faucet is defective.

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Try clreaning or replacing your faucet aerator. The faucet doesnt remember the words.

If it use to be good? then you have something in the stop under sink or in hot side of faucet. If you just had a new hot water tank installed they will do this a lot of times. If it is not stop then you will have to take faucet apart and hope you can clean it out the same with the stop if you find out it is in stop. Always turn off main water to replace stop if it is faucet then just turn off hot and cold water stops. If you just installed new faucet that will do it too.

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As far as I know, all kitchen sinks have the faucet in the middle. There are usually 4 holes, 3 for the faucet and one for the hand sprayer. Some have a fifth hole for a soap dispenser.

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Kitchen faucet? If so, the sprayer attaches to the underside of the faucet in the middle.

It would be an unlikely event that you have something odd or vary old that may not work. Faucets are standardized so that they can be installed with most any sink that you may be installing or are using.

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