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Remove recessed aerator

The ring to unscrew is a soft plastic and pliers do not work. How do I unscrew?

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Get a tool called a strap wrench, it has a rubber band that goes around the unit and tightens as you turn, it should remove it. Also try using a damp cloth for extra gripping power and hand turning it.

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Water just trickles out of tap

The problem most likely is a clogged aerator. That is the part that sticks out of the faucet that the water comes out of. You need to unscrew it, take it apart, and then remove any particles that are inside. Sometimes the easiest solution is to buy a new aerator at a hardware store. Take the old one in to make sure you get one that will fit.
Before replacing the aerator, run the faucet without it for a minute or so to clear out any remaining debris.
Unscrewing the aerator: Looking down on the faucet from above the sink, turn the aerator (which will be on the far side of the faucet) clockwise to remove it. You may have to grab it (carefully) with a pair of pliers. Close the drain before you do this so you don't loose any parts down the drain.

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Is there a way to remove the aerator from a Glacier Bay faucet? There seems to be debris in the aerator and I want to clean it out. Thanks!

they unscrew from the faucet. counter clockwise.

if they are a little stubborn, you can use channel lock pliers, GENTLY grab the aerator with the pliers and GENTLY twist, counter clockwise.

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Faucets are normally fitted with an aerator that screws on. These can get clogged with minerals from hard water and cause the problem you're having. Try unscrewing the aerator and removing it. It may be pretty tight, but it will come off. Slip-joint pliers with the jaws wrapped with vinyl tape to prevent scratching the chrome can help.

Once the aerator's off you'll probably find the water works properly. It might be possible to clean out the aerator, but the best solution is to get a replacement at a hardware store or big-box home improvement store. They're only a couple of dollars and a new one will be more reliable.

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