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A kitchen faucet working to its full potential is efficient for those that use a kitchen daily. A faucet not emitting adequate water pressure, because of a clogged aerator, can cause a hassle or delay in the kitchen, which works in no one's favor. I am providing step-by-step details and procedures on how to clean an aerator of a kitchen faucet that is restraining water pressure. This fix requires a locking pliers and distilled white vinegar.

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  1. Shut off valves that are located under the sink and position faucet in the center to drain remaining water. Shut off valves that are located under the sink and position faucet in the center to drain remaining water.
    • Shut off valves that are located under the sink and position faucet in the center to drain remaining water.

  2. Avoid dropping small parts down the sink by covering the surface of the holes.
    • Avoid dropping small parts down the sink by covering the surface of the holes.

  3. Unscrew and remove aerator with a wrench.
    • Unscrew and remove aerator with a wrench.

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  5. Clean aerator by soaking it in white vinegar overnight in a bowl or cup.
    • Clean aerator by soaking it in white vinegar overnight in a bowl or cup.

  6. Dry off aerator with a towel.
    • Dry off aerator with a towel.

  7. Use a wrench to screw back on the aerator to the faucet.
    • Use a wrench to screw back on the aerator to the faucet.

  8. Slowly turn back on water valves to check for improves water pressure.
    • Slowly turn back on water valves to check for improves water pressure.

    • Make sure sink is cleared and components of faucet that were removed are sealed tight.

Conclusion

To reassemble your device, follow these instructions in reverse order.

Amber Cuddon

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