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Mike Magee 04-13-2013 07:40 PM

No water at kitchen tap (problem solved)
I relate this story in case it might help someone else someday.

I decided to de-winterize my trailer today. Got out the hose, put water in the fresh tank, turned on the pump and opened the kitchen hot & cold knobs. Got a brief little drizzle, then nothing. I thought, what the....? Could the pump have gone bad?

So I hooked the hose (with regulator attached) to the screw-on spot so I could get a pressurized water supply. Tried the tap, still no water coming. Tried the tub tap, water flowed freely. Tried the toilet, water comes in there too. Kitchen sink... nada!

I checked the water lines from the inlet to the faucet for kinks. Nothing. No leaks, either. The line simply T's with part going up to the sink and part going back to the tub, so what could be the problem here? Stood around scratching my head.

Could it be... naw, no way... well, might as well try just to see what happens.... I unscrewed and removed the aerator from the end of the faucet. Turned the cold knob and water sprayed everywhere! ;) Yep, the aerator had gotten plugged, simple as that.

kamalamak 04-29-2014 05:53 PM

Same problem--same solution. Thanks for posting

kdhanso 04-29-2014 07:00 PM

I had a bunch of sandy stuff (probably calcium from the water heater) flush out of my faucets when I de-winterized.

jen b 04-29-2014 07:25 PM

Yeah, I'm going to have to do some surgery on my shore-water faucet. My first trip of the year 2 weekends ago revealed that something is blocking something. Water is getting TO the faucet, just not coming OUT of the faucet. I haven't yet gotten around to removing it and staring inside.

Hambone 04-29-2014 07:28 PM

same problem,........thought NOW WHAT? Toilet worked but not sink?....same solution

Glenn Baglo 04-29-2014 07:41 PM

The water pump works like a gas pump. When it detects pressure building it shuts off. That's why you need to keep the aerator clear of debris.

Ray N 04-30-2014 05:50 PM

Yup, same problem. But with us it happened when we were helping the new purchasers of our EggCamper set up for their first night in their new camper. I was ready to put them up in a hotel and take the camper to an RV repair center when one of us, (not me), thought to check the aerator screen - what a relief to find that was all there was to the problem.

kdhanso 04-30-2014 06:47 PM

Just checked my Scamp's aerators (kitchen and bath sinks) and they don't have screens in them. Instead they have an asterisk shape that aerates but and allows scale to wash through.

Ms. Gayle 05-02-2014 08:51 PM

Mike.....Thanks so much for this post. I am on my way to Florida and water stopped coming out of the sink faucet yet it would come out of the shower and toilet. I searched the forums and your post came up. I just took the end off the faucet and just like you said, there was gunk in there. I cleaned it out and like magic the faucet works again.

I really enjoy traveling in my little trailer but I could not do so without the massive amount of information I have learned from the Fiberglass RV forums.

Mike Magee 05-03-2014 05:32 PM

You're very welcome! :D

Chessiegal 01-28-2018 05:28 PM

Low Water Pressure in Sink
You Sir, are a GOD! Thank you for suggesting the Aerator was plugged. My trailer is brand new and I've been living in it for 1 week and never any kitchen water pressure.. I took the Aerator off and sure enough there was blue plastic inside of it, like it had been wrapped in it at one time. Thank you, Thank you and Thank you again!! :wub

gordon2 01-28-2018 05:50 PM


Originally Posted by Chessiegal (Post 681388)
...My trailer is brand new and I've been living in it for 1 week ..

Nice! And now you can update your profile, which currently says. "Trailer: Currently Seeking" Then we can see what you bought!

BTW, the last post was in 2014 so I dont know if "God" will see your thanks LOL

Chessiegal 01-28-2018 05:53 PM

Thank you!
I will update. I'm sure GOD in her infinite wisdom will know all about it.:)

Raspy 01-28-2018 06:01 PM


Originally Posted by Chessiegal (Post 681388)
You Sir, are a GOD!

"I'm sure GOD in her infinite wisdom will know all about it"

Interesting. All this time I thought Gordon way a guy. :D

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