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Old 03-21-2019, 04:10 PM   #1
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Low water pressure from kitchen sink only in 42E

I unwinterized the 14 Meridian 42E that we got on Tuesday and flushed and sanitized the system and everything is working great except the kitchen sink has terrible water pressure. Both bathroom sinks and the shower are working great. Did I miss something and I hope this isn't how it's going to be. Any ideas? Thanks guys
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Is there an under-sink water filter? Has the aerator been cleaned?
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Is there an under-sink water filter? Has the aerator been cleaned?
Yes, I put new one today. What is an aerator?
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Is there an under-sink water filter? Has the aerator been cleaned?
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If both hot and cold are weak, probably a clogged aerator. Not sure if your rig has a filter for both hot/cold, but it should be checked, regardless. If you faucet has a removable head on a hose, remove the head and see if the flow increases. If so, you may have to remove the screen washer in the handle and/or soak/clean the small holes in the faucet head.
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Pull off the aerator and clean it. Aerator is the round thing at the end of the faucet. It unscrews
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Pull off the aerator and clean it. Aerator is the round thing at the end of the faucet. It unscrews
Thanks Ranger, I googled it and it seems like a lot of people have had this problem. I put a brand new filter under the sink this morning and every else was rocking except for the kitchen faucet. I'll pull the aerator tomorrow morning and see what it looks like. We're pumped because the coach was garaged since day 1 and just clicked 11k miles on it. We've spent the last 2 days loading all of our stuff in it and trying to figure stuff out. I did buy an On the Go salt based water softener/filtration system because the water here at my house and at the campgrounds that we go here in New England is just brutal.
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On a side note. Even though I'm getting very good pressure from everywhere except the kitchen sink faucet I'm definitely getting some pulsating from the pump regardless of what the source is. I never had any pulsating with our 15 Solei 36G.
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Thanks Ranger, I googled it and it seems like a lot of people have had this problem. I put a brand new filter under the sink this morning and every else was rocking except for the kitchen faucet. I'll pull the aerator tomorrow morning and see what it looks like. We're pumped because the coach was garaged since day 1 and just clicked 11k miles on it. We've spent the last 2 days loading all of our stuff in it and trying to figure stuff out. I did buy an On the Go salt based water softener/filtration system because the water here at my house and at the campgrounds that we go here in New England is just brutal.
Hard water will do it every time--besides other debris.
You may want to also clean the filter connected to the water pump.
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On a side note. Even though I'm getting very good pressure from everywhere except the kitchen sink faucet I'm definitely getting some pulsating from the pump regardless of what the source is. I never had any pulsating with our 15 Solei 36G.
Make sure the hot water heater bypass is closed and it is full of water.
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The pulsing pump just means that your using less water than the pumps maximum output.
When you take of the aerator be sure the be careful, there are little parts in there and when the fall out they ALWAYS head right towards the drain!
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Make sure the hot water heater bypass is closed and it is full of water.
Great point. Our 36G didn't have a bypass which was a pain in the ass when winterizing. I know it has one but I wonder where the bypass is on the 42E. I'm going to go out go through the manual and find it. Thanks everyone for quick responses :-)
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Winterization Valve 1
(Water Heater Bypass)
Models 34B and 40U: One (1) valve located in wardrobe.
Model 36M: One (1) valve located beneath bedroom lavatory
sink.
Model 42E: One (1) valve located behind access door (beneath
rear bath linen cabinet).
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I have a 2015 40R. There has never been pressure at the kitchen faucet hot or cold. Even with the filter bypassed and the aerator removed. I have removed what looked like a flow restrictor with no change. The water lines built into the faucet are very small in diameter which I have always attributed to the cause of the low pressure.
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I have a 2015 40R. There has never been pressure at the kitchen faucet hot or cold. Even with the filter bypassed and the aerator removed. I have removed what looked like a flow restrictor with no change. The water lines built into the faucet are very small in diameter which I have always attributed to the cause of the low pressure.
Interesting and a head scratcher for sure then. I'm getting great flow in both bathrooms and in the shower but that kitchen sink is just terrible. I've been messing with it all day. Cleaned all of the aerators and the pump filter was all milky and clogged up with debris so I swore that I had found the problem. I went in and I tried it and it's still terrible and if you're only using just the kitchen faucet it causes the pump the pulsate quite a bit. We had very good pressure at the kitchen sink with our 15 Solei 36G so I'm kinda bummed with a coach that costs almost twice as much as our old one would have such weak pressure/flow from the kitchen faucet.
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