Water pressure change after new dishwasher install


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Old 11-24-17, 09:02 AM
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Water pressure change after new dishwasher install

Hi there,This is my first time posting. I have just installed a new dishwasher as my old one was broken but I noticed that the water pressure on my kitchen Faucet has gotten much lower so it does not run as it used to since I installed the new dishwasher. It was suggested that I check the aerator of the Faucet but Iím not sure where that is. I have attached some photos so can anyone tell me where I would find the aerator on my sink Fossett in the kitchen? Any advice would be helpful.Thank you,R
 
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Old 11-24-17, 09:37 AM
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I was unable to post photos. Does anyone know how?
 
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Old 11-24-17, 09:39 AM
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The aerator is the screen that screws onto the end of your faucet. Any time I monkey with my water I get a surge of debris through my system that blocks up my faucet screens. Sometimes they come off easily with fingers and sometimes I destroy them with pliers and have to buy new ones.
 
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Old 11-24-17, 10:29 AM
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Walleye explained it. Some aerators are external and can be removed with pliers and using a rag to protect the finish.
Other aerators are internal and you need a special wrench to remove it.
If your faucet has integrated supply lines, you might also need to remove the supply lines from the valve and inspect for a blocked screen. Some integrated supply lines have a screen/flow restrictor just inside the 3/8" compression nut.
 
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Old 11-24-17, 09:36 PM
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If just the hot water is reduced.... the valve may not be on all the way. If both hot and cold are reduced then it's likely a clogged screen...... How-to-insert-pictures
 
 

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