Low Water Pressure In RV Kitchen? (Here´s How To Solve)

Low Water Pressure In RV Kitchen

If you notice that water pressure is low just in your RV kitchen, there is probably an issue around the kitchen faucets.

Most notably, you probably have a dirty aerator, dirty filter, or a kink in the hose. All three of these potential issues are pretty easy to spot and fix.

Although low water pressure in the kitchen is much less annoying than the low water pressure in a shower, you still want to fix the water pressure so that it can be working optimally once again.

In this article, we are going to take a look at each one of these issues in more detail.

We provide you tips for identifying the issue and fixing it. Let’s get started.

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1.      Dirty Aerator

One of the most common causes for low water pressure in your RV kitchen is a dirty aerator. The point of the aerator is to mix air into the water stream, which reduces the flow of the faucet water.

If the aerator gets clogged up or dirty, it will reduce the faucet water too much.

Identifying The Issue

Identifying a dirty aerator as the cause for the low pressure requires you to locate the aerator and remove it.

Most likely, a dirty aerator is to blame if both the hot and cold water has low water pressure.

If only one side has low water pressure, a dirty aerator is not to blame.

In the case that both sides have low water pressure, it’s a great idea to check the aerator. Once you access the aerator, you should be able to see the clog or debris with your eyes.

This will likely be the cause of the low pressure if debris is located around the aerator.

What To Do About It  

Even though a dirty aerator can cause a lot of issues, it is really easy to fix and should not cost you any extra money, which should be a plus.

In order to fix a dirty aerator, all you need to do is remove it, clean the part, and reassemble everything.

Begin by removing the aerator. You can do this by holding the aerator in your hand and turning it clockwise. This will remove it from the end of the faucet spout. With the aerator in your hand, check for debris and deposit.

If you see debris, soak the parts and vinegar and rinse. If the debris is stuck, you can use a toothbrush to gently scrub the part more carefully.

Even if you do not see any debris on the aerator, we still recommend soaking it in vinegar. This will help prevent buildup in the future.

Once you have cleaned the aerator, all you need to do is reattach it to the end of the spigot. Simply turn it in the opposite direction or counterclockwise.

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2.      Dirty Filter

RV water systems have water filters to ensure that the water you gain access to is clean and healthy. If the water filter becomes clogged or backed up, it will slow down the water pressure.

Much like the aerator issue, a filter is likely to blame if both the hot and cold water has low water pressure. If you removed the aerator and did not find any debris, a dirty filter is likely to blame.

Identifying The Issue

A dirty water filter is likely to blame if both cold and hot water has low water pressure. Additionally, it will only affect the kitchen if the filter is placed underneath the sink.

If you have a filtration system connected to all parts in the RV, the kitchen should not be the only area affected.

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What To Do About It

Much like cleaning out a dirty aerator, cleaning out a dirty filter is relatively easy.

In the case that the filter is causing the kitchen alone to have low water pressure, the filter should be placed underneath the sink.

You want to turn off the water connection and check if you can see any debris. If so, you need to clean it out.

You specifically want to check the filter cartridge. Replace the filter every six months. If you have not done this in a while, go ahead and replace it.

In most cases, this will fix the low water pressure if the filter was to blame.

In the case that you cannot remove the filter by hand, grab some pliers. Sometimes, filters can be a bit tough to remove.

Just be gentle when coaxing it out of its position.


3.      Kink In The Hose

Whenever a dirty aerator or filter is to blame, both the hot water and the cold water will be affected the same way.

In the case that only one has low water pressure, there is probably a kink in the hose somewhere. This is also easy to fix, but it may require you to buy a whole new hose if it is damaged too much.

Identifying The Issue

As we mentioned above, the first sign that a kink in the hose is the root of your problem is if only the cold or hot water is affected, not both.

Each water source will have a different hose, which is why the hose is to blame if only one is affected by low water pressure.

The second way to identify whether a hose is to blame is by finding the hose. If you see that there is a kink in the hose, it is obviously the issue, and the issue should be rectified as soon as you unkink the hose.

What To Do About It

It is really easy to fix a hose that has a kink in it. First, determine whether the cold or hot water is the issue.

Then, backtrack by following the appropriate hose until you reach the kink. Simply unkink the affected area to fix the issue.

If the kink has permanently damaged the hose, you will need to buy a new hose. Opt for a heavy-duty hose that can last a long time.

Not only will this fix the issue, but it will help to prevent this from happening anytime soon again.

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Final Thoughts

Low water pressure in your kitchen can be very annoying. Most of the time, low water pressure in your kitchen is accompanied by low water pressure elsewhere.

However, there are instances when low water pressure only affects the kitchen and nowhere else in the RV.

Most likely, a dirty aerator, dirty filter, or kinked hose is to blame for a kitchen with low water pressure. If both the hot and cold water is affected, a dirty aerator or filter is most likely the cause.

In contrast, a kinked hose is often the culprit if only hot or cold water is affected, but not both.

Luckily, all three of these issues are pretty easy to fix. A dirty aerator and filter typically only requires cleaning it out and potentially replacing the filter, which is affordable and easy.

A kinked hose requires you to get on your hands and feet to remove the kink, though you sometimes may need to buy a whole new hose.



Mike Gilmour

Hi, I'm Mike, co-founder, and editor of RV and Playa. My passion is traveling (with my RV) and enjoying the day at the beach (Playa)! Well, I originally created this blog as a way to share what I've learned by experimenting with the RV lifestyle, and I want to help others develop in life through new skills and opportunities.

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