What You'll Need

Here are the tools for repairing an aerator:

  • Adjustable wrenches
  • Clean cloth
  • Fine-bristled stiff brush
  • Vinegar
  • Penknife

Repairing an Aerator

The aerator portion of the spray head is similar to a faucet aerator. If aeration is inadequate or water squirts off at various angles, the aerator screen has become clogged with sediment or mineral deposits and must be cleaned.

To repair an aerator:Step 4: Reassemble aerator, making sure you get all parts positioned in proper order and direction.Learn the basics of repairing a flexible sink hose in the next section.

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