Cold water in kitchen mixer tap very slow

Postby busybee49 » Sun Feb 06, 2011 7:26 pm

In my kitchen mixer tap the cold water pressure has been considerably lower than normal for a few days. The hot water is fine. (The pressure from the mains tap is normal.)

I don't know if the end of the tap comes off for cleaning. I don't want to force it and damage the tap!

Could this be a washer problem?
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Postby stoneyboy » Sun Feb 06, 2011 10:59 pm

If you have three water feeds to your kitchen sink then an air lock in the tank fed cold is the most likely problem.
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Postby busybee49 » Mon Feb 07, 2011 10:21 am

The cold water is fed straight from the mains.

Sorry, when I said "mains tap" I meant I checked the water pressure from the stopcock which is normal.
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Postby alavapint » Thu Feb 10, 2011 11:58 am

As it's a mixer and you say the hot water pressure is fine, then your problem is not in the nozzle at the end of the tap.
Turn the cold supply off and remove the head of the cold tap to allow inspection.
It may well be a washer problem.. they do sometimes break up or become dislodged.
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