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Low water pressure/slow flow Blanco Elan faucet 2.2 gpm

May need cleaning. how do I clean it?

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Pull the sprayer out, get some plyers or a wrench and losen up the connection. between the hose and the sprayer there is usually a screen take it out and walla it should take care of you, it also helps to leave the sprayer in some lime away or vinegar for a few hrs to get the hard water losened up in it

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