Thumping faucet - January 21st 2002



Question from: Leo
Tucson, Arizona

Dear Shell,

When I turn on the water at my kitchen tap location the water runs ok but I hear this loud thumping sound which is very annoying. It is the only tap in the house that I have this problem with. Your help would be appreciated. In the summer months I live in Winnipeg, MB.

Thanks, Leo

Dear Leo,

You may have a loose washer in the valve of your faucet especially if it only happens in the kitchen. When you turn the water on the syphoning action of the water passing between the seat and washer will pull the loose washer down causing it to flutter or bang.

It's just that easy.

Shell Busey