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Aerator on Delta Kitchen Sink Faucet does not unscrew

The aerator is flush with the bottom of the spout, so there is nothing to grab and unscrew

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Check outside perimeter of airaitor,there should be two notches opposite of each other. example, 3 oclock and 9oclock. use a quarter or similar object , lay across two slots and simply unsrew

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SOURCE: No water pressure in kitchen sink. Not the aerator.

First of all we like to check the easy/cheap things first.

1. Are the shut-off valves closed lightly?

If they are closed, open them.....easiest fix of them all.

2. If the valves are open then possibly a washer is shifted.

Turn off the water supply at the valves under the sink. Remove the handles by removing the set screw under the handles. There should then be a packing nut which holds all of the "guts" of the faucet in. Remove this nut and pull out the long stem. On the bottom of this stem is a flat washer that may have been damaged or is just slightly shifted. EIther way, I would replace it if the faucet is more then a few years old as it is cheap and you already have access to it. WHen replacing the valve stem, be sure to use a plumbers grease on all rings and seals. The rest of the replacement is the same are the removal.



Hope this helps.


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SOURCE: I have a delta kitchen faucet model 172 and the

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SOURCE: how do you unscrew the aerator housing from the

If you look closely at part 25a, you will find two flat spots on each side of the ring. Clamp those flat areas with vice grips and turn.

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