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This applies only to my kitchen sink and water dispenser from fridge. The downstairs bathroom and all upstairs faucets are unaffected by this. If I open the faucet too quickly, the water will trickle out. I can't get my fridge dispenser (or ice maker) to work, because those are a binary on/off.

The only way to get decent pressure is to slowly turn the faucet on. If I open it too quickly, the faucet will make a soft "pop". I have checked under the sink, and the hoses have no kinks. They don't move when the pop happens either. There aren't any visible leaks anywhere either. Also, I have to let the water completely stop trickling before I turn it back on, or this will produce low pressure as well.

  • Does this affect only hot, only cold, or both? Is this a single handle faucet, or a traditional two-knob style? – ThreePhaseEel Jan 27 '17 at 0:14
  • @ThreePhaseEel it's both hot and cold water. It's a single handle faucet as well. – rice2007 Jan 27 '17 at 0:37
  • What happens if you turn the water to the fridge off, unhook the water line to the fridge, stick it in the sink basin, and slowly turn the valve for it on? – ThreePhaseEel Jan 27 '17 at 0:42
  • @ThreePhaseEel The hoses aren't long enough. I'd have to go pick up longer ones to test this. Do you have alternate solutions in the mean time? – rice2007 Jan 27 '17 at 1:09
  • What's the plumbing made from, BTW? Also, is the fridge fed through a proper tee, or a saddle valve? – ThreePhaseEel Jan 27 '17 at 1:10

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