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Old 12-02-2017, 11:30 AM   #1
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Default New Kitchen Faucet issue ?

Need some thoughts about this.....

I just purchased and installed a new kitchen faucet I purchased at Lower'.

I notice that the left handle turns tighter than the right and seems to grab a little. Not just imagining, its noticeably does not swing as smoothly as the other handle.

Not going to uninstall and take back to Lower', its staying put !

Thoughts?
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Old 12-02-2017, 12:22 PM   #2
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Your own recommendation here.

https://www.winnipesaukee.com/forums...193#post275193


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I second Pete Nelson an Pemco Plumbing !

He installed a water filtration system at my place, and has also done some repair.

Great people to work with, quality and pricing.
More information here too.
https://www.winnipesaukee.com/forums...ghlight=Faucet

and here too.
https://www.winnipesaukee.com/forums...ghlight=Faucet

Maybe you should stay away from these type of homeowner type repairs and go with your own recommendation above.

Some really really really good suggestions here as well. (Below)
https://www.winnipesaukee.com/forums...ad.php?t=18599

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Thanks to all for the great advice, much appreciated !!!

I understand everyone's concerns about plumbing issues, been there done that ! One thing I have learned over the years', is know my limitations

If I think the issue at hand is over my head, I call in a professional.
Too often, in my younger years, when I thought I knew it all, I started a project only to get over my head, and have a situation worst off than I started

Will take a picture of the mixing valve, and bring to Trustworthy Hardware in Laconia. They're my local professional source. At least if they don't have the valve, they should be able to tell me the make/model type, and where I can purchase.....

Over the years, I've made friends in plumbing departments at both Lowes' & Home Depot, who are also in the trade, who I've have hired for small jobs like this.

Will circle back with results, after the fix.

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Old 12-02-2017, 02:24 PM   #3
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Need some thoughts about this.....

I just purchased and installed a new kitchen faucet I purchased at Lower'.

I notice that the left handle turns tighter than the right and seems to grab a little. Not just imagining, its noticeably does not swing as smoothly as the other handle.

Not going to uninstall and take back to Lower', its staying put !

Thoughts?
It's probaby one that was bought by FLL & returned after he used it. FLL does buy & return stuff from Lowes.

That being said, it could be a defective faucet & will have to be returned. New faucets should not bind or turn hard.
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Old 12-02-2017, 04:12 PM   #4
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Possibly just replace the left side valve stem? Assuming it's a standard brand faucet, this might be a lot easier and cheaper than bringing in a plumber.
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Old 12-02-2017, 05:08 PM   #5
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It's probaby one that was bought by FLL & returned after he used it. FLL does buy & return stuff from Lowes.
Really, ... I was thinking the same thing,,, but your the one who said it.
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The insructions that came with the faucet have a number to call for any issues that arise. I suggest you call the first before disassembling the work youíve done.

Lowes didnít manufacture the faucet so their only recourse is to hand you a new one in exchange. Thatís a new one that may also operate poorly.

Challenge the manufacturer to solve your issue and make a better product.
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Old 12-03-2017, 03:39 AM   #7
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Not going to uninstall and take back to Lowes', its staying put !
Not "remove"? Funny how the computer age has crept into plumbing!

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Need some thoughts about this.....I just purchased and installed a new kitchen faucet I purchased at Lowes'. I notice that the left handle turns tighter than the right and seems to grab a little. Not just imagining, its noticeably does not swing as smoothly as the other handle. Thoughts?
While it may feel "unsmooth", I'd expect the hot side of the faucet to "ungrab" eventually.

If it doesn't have a "packing-nut", you're stuck: cheap faucets won't have one.

Thanks to Hurricane Irma, I just had a plumber install a new water heater: he turned the air blue complaining about his newly-purchased, Chinese-made, in-line ball valve. (And why I won't be having one in the copper line feeding the cold side of the water heater).

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Old 12-03-2017, 10:15 PM   #8
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This is a Delta faucet, and they have a lifetime warranty.
Been down this road with Delta before with another faucet, and they sent me a replacement set of faucet stems with brand new handles.
I have the Delta Help Line tel# and will be calling them tomorrow.

At Lowes, I had my hand my hand on a Moen but selected the Delta because of the finish, never again !
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Old 12-04-2017, 08:06 AM   #9
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Moen...Delta...Same thing you're talking about comparing Fords and Chevys with those two brands. Every brand has there "premier" line but if you buy apples for apples you're with either in my opinion you're getting the same thing. Disclaimer...I'm not a plumber..
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Need some thoughts about this.....

I just purchased and installed a new kitchen faucet I purchased at Lower'.

I notice that the left handle turns tighter than the right and seems to grab a little. Not just imagining, its noticeably does not swing as smoothly as the other handle.

Not going to uninstall and take back to Lower', its staying put !

Thoughts?
I'm doing my kitchen over next month and I have a nice Kohler faucet that I would gladly give you or anyone else. It's only a couple years old and works great but I'm going with a new single hole faucet in a granite counter top.
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Old 12-05-2017, 09:15 PM   #11
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Yes, take it back, there's something wrong with it, maybe something you can't fix. ( I know you said you are not taking it back, but you should. )
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