My water flow from my kitchen faucet seemd slow so I unscrewed the aerator
to see if it was plugged. I'm having a lot of trouble reattaching it. It is
required, the flow is otherwise very splashy. I can't seem to screw it in
properly despite several tries. There seems to a trick to it I'm not
familiar with. I've had no problems in the past with other faucets.
You know it's time to clean the refrigerator
when something closes the door from the inside.
The aerator has fine-pitch threads. You will need to have it perfectly
"square" to engage the threads. If you've already forced it, you've
probably cross-threaded it.
Hint: assuming it is nickel plated (or otherwise "nicely finished"),
some masking tape wrapped around it can make it easier to handle
without marring the finish.
Hint2: you just need to "snug it up", not tighten it aggressively!
For some things, turning the thing counterclockewise, until you feel
the click/thump when it goes over the edge of the thread and falls one
wavelength, helps to find the right spot to start turning clockwise.
I don't think aerators are one of those things, but it's worth a try.
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