No Water In Kitchen But Everywhere Else

With the piping in our house being so huge, we can expect occasional issues. These will vary in intensity. Some of the most common ones include water not being delivered to certain parts of the household. One that can really hamper us is when there’s no water in kitchen but everywhere else.

No Water In Kitchen But Everywhere Else


When water in our kitchen doesn’t work we can get quite worried. Worry will only be enhanced if it’s only the kitchen that doesn’t work well. A ton of our water pipes can work without the kitchen functioning.

Anything from faucet to dishwasher can be cut off from water. Leading to the entirety of our kitchen being unable to function. There is a number of issues that can cause the kitchen to stop working. Here are some that most commonly occur.

Identifying the issues

The first step towards resolving the problem is identifying it. That’s why you should go through all the appliances in the kitchen and check whether they work. This also includes faucets or anything that connects to the kitchen’s water supply. This should help us isolate an issue better.

  1. The dishwasher or another appliance doesn’t get water

First, check your appliances. If these are the only items that aren’t getting water, the problem may be isolated to them rather than affecting your entire kitchen. Additionally, if the problem is with an appliance, check the connections. The lack of water may tie into them.

Related: Dishwasher Clogging Too Often

  1. Water valve malfunction

The water valve in a household dictates how much water flows through the house, if any. These valves are often positioned in specific areas of the household, affecting only a few faucets.

However, if your kitchen appliances are all connected to the same valve, this is exactly how they’ll get disconnected from water while the rest of the house is still capable of receiving water. [1]

If such a malfunction occurs. It pays to inspect the valves. If any of them is turned off or partially poorly tightened, it’s the right time to fix that. This way, we will fix the issue of the kitchen having no water exclusively.

  1. The kitchen faucet doesn’t work well

The kitchen is second to the bathroom in terms of water use. Water will be heavily used with our sinks as well as our dishwasher. However, the faucet itself may form a big issue in the kitchen. We will often end up with water lacking in the kitchen this way. [2]

The faucet is quite an important source of water as we generally use our sink for washing up, drinking water,  and any other purpose that doesn’t include other appliances. The loss of water can therefore cause a lot of problems to the general functionality of our kitchen.

Inspecting the kitchen faucet is worthwhile. Having a malfunction ongoing is harmful to the function of our kitchen but also warns of potential plumbing troubles in the rest of the household.

  1. Waterline issues

These problems could go all the way back to the waterline. The waterline could be fine on all other ends but not function within the kitchen or a whole part of the house in that area. Potentially, the issue will get worse, affecting more of our plumbing system. [3]

No matter what part of the waterline is causing the issue, we are bound to deal with it sooner or later. Nobody wants to risk having their pipes burst or clog up, doubly so if it disables the entirety of their kitchen in the meantime.

However, we can deal with the waterline issues by taking early action toward resolving them.

Only a single faucet lacks water but others work


A single faucet not working usually means that there’s a clog or malfunctioning in the faucet being delivered water. Causing it to be dysfunctional.

Clogs can appear for any number of reasons. Food and other materials flowing into the pipe itself are one of them. Though the drain is made to filter out and resolve clogs, there is a certain limit to the volume of materials it can get rid of. The rest will stick to the edges of our pipes and cause problems.

Of course, sediment buildup in the pipes and faucet itself is another issue to consider. This too will cause clogs that are tough to break through. Accumulation of sediment is much slower than other forms of clogs but no less impactful. Cutting off the water supply with a thick layer of hard material.

A direct malfunction of the faucet is also possible. Occurring as a water main issue. The waterlines may not be delivering water to this specific faucet for some reason. Either because the plumbing is incorrect or damaged in some manner.

An issue can also be directly with the faucet. The faucet can have some of its components dislodged or broken. If so, we need to check the components and see if they are all properly affixed. The issue could be something as mundane as the knob of the faucet not being functional.

Best way to clear pipes

There are multiple ways to clear your pipes. Each approach can resolve the issue on its own, though we can never know how much is enough.

The first way of clearing a clog is boiling water. It may be a simple one but sometimes boiling water is all you need to resolve the problem. Make sure to slosh enough of the water down the drain so the force of water and its heat can clear it out properly. [4]

Another is to use a plunger. Even if it’s our kitchen that’s plugged up, a plunger will work well. Work the drain until the clogging materials finally rise to the top. Though it takes a bit more elbow grease, the power of the suction should take care of the problem.

Should that fail too, a simple household item will do the trick. Dish soap is something that can do well if the problem of the clog stems from grease. As dish soap does well in degreasing things, the drain will be degreased too.

Otherwise, a mix of baking soda, lemon, and vinegar. This mix is strong, being able to break through grease and sediment alike. It’s an all-purpose solution, often doing a better job than chemical cleaners we can purchase and with far fewer risks to the plumbing.

Water leaks


The issues with our water can often be associated with water leaks. A leak can occur for any number of reasons, from simple cracks to critical water pressure in our system. The extent of each crack can be hard to recognize initially, especially due to the tendency of the pipes to crack at different locations over time.

The best way to act against this is to isolate the leak. Turn off all the water flow in your house. Listen through the household if there’s any sound of running water. If not, start turning on the valves one by one.

Once you’ve found a spot that leaks by listening to the sound of running water, we can start dealing with the leak. If it’s an easily accessible pipe, it’s possible to resolve the issue with duct tape or glue by ourselves.

However, if the pipe is buried far deeper or just generally inaccessible, we’ll have to call in a professional to deal with it.

The problem could come from leaks or clogs but no matter which affects our kitchen, we will be left without any water. That’s why a quick fix to the issue is required. If things get particularly dire, it may be time to call up a professional for a full sweep of our plumbing system.

Read Also: How To Unclog Sink From Grease


Having no water in our kitchen but everywhere else means something is wrong specifically with the pipes or faucets that tie into our kitchen. The problem itself can stem from a number of causes, all of which should be rectified as soon as possible.

No matter whether you are dealing with a leak, clog, or issues that tie directly into the waterline, a solution is required.

Thankfully, each of the problems has immediate, actionable solutions. Though applying these isn’t always guaranteed to work, it has a chance of resolving the problem.

Additionally, should all else fail, we will still have a comprehensive list of attempted solutions that can help professionals resolve the problem. The solutions we apply cut down on the potential causes they’ll have to deal with.