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Old 08-30-2016, 09:43 AM   #1
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Pull down faucet aerator key

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I have Sierra 365SAQB fifth wheel. The water pressure in my kitchen faucet has gone to almost nothing. I removed the pull down sprayer portion and get good pressure out of the line. I tried cleaning out the aerator and got some small debris out. After reinstalling the aerator and faucet my water pressure is worse. Some of the debris that came out were black and looked like they could have been a corroded gasket. I think the sprayer portion is clogged instead of the normal flow portion.
On to my question: I can't get the sprayer portion of the aerator unscrewed, it looks like it needs a special hex-like key. I looked through Home Depot and Lowes and neither carry one that looks like it will work. Where can I find one?

I'll post pictures when I get home later.

Thanks in advance.
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Old 08-30-2016, 11:38 AM   #2
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A picture or two would certainly help.
Did you look through your paperwork to see if there was anything that looked like it would work?
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Old 08-30-2016, 02:41 PM   #3
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I looked through my paperwork and found nothing that discusses this. It's apparently the one random manual that I didn't receive.




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Old 08-30-2016, 03:06 PM   #4
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Without the proper tool... I would find a bolt with a head the same size as the plastic hex.

Insert the bolt (head down) into the plastic hex and clamp a pair of vice grips to the threaded end of the bolt and turn apart.
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Was there a black washer on the aerator?
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Old 08-30-2016, 04:17 PM   #6
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Our cheap crap plastic lavatory faucet came apart internally with black plastic parts clogging the aerator and leaking water down the cold water line. I searched online for an RV faucet replacement and opted to go the home fixture route. Through www.efaucet.com, I got a beautiful solid brass high quality fixture for only $20 bucks more than that plastic garbage. You may want to upgrade now.
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Old 08-31-2016, 09:03 PM   #7
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Without the proper tool... I would find a bolt with a head the same size as the plastic hex.

Insert the bolt (head down) into the plastic hex and clamp a pair of vice grips to the threaded end of the bolt and turn apart.
This worked perfectly! I feel a little silly for not thinking of it myself since a number of "special tools" I have at work use this method with two nuts so you can put a wrench on it.

The aerator does have a black washer on it, and a spring in there for some odd reason. After getting disassembled and cleaned I'm still getting awful water pressure there so back to tracing the water line back.
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We have a similar issue with what looks like the same faucet sprayer. After cleaning it and soaking it in CLR it didn't get any better. I found that if I held the black button down I get more water through. Has anyone found a replacement for the sprayer?
Until we get back home this is our solution>
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