Newbie question: what is this attachment, and could it affect water pressure to kitchen faucet?

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gordon-21

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This “cylinder” attached to the shutoff valve… What is its purpose and could it be clogged with sediment (anything?), causing a loss of water pressure from the kitchen faucet? Presently getting low pressure from both hot and cold setting. All other house faucets have good pressure. Faucet cartridge is Delta, replaced in the past 3-4 months. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks in advance.
 

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Check the aerator on the faucet. It could be clogged with sediment.

The aerator is the part where the water comes out. It should just unscrew with your fingers. If you need to use pliers, and you don't have non-marring pliers, put a few layers of tape around the aerator to protect the finish.
 

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Check the aerator on the faucet. It could be clogged with sediment.

The aerator is the part where the water comes out. It should just unscrew with your fingers. If you need to use pliers, and you don't have non-marring pliers, put a few layers of tape around the aerator to protect the finish.
That was the first thing I checked… it was clear. Thanks for the reply though. Cheers.
 

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Footnote: We recently had our water softener replaced after a few months without one. The water pressure has somewhat returned. Not sure if this was the culprit, but the pressure is much better now. Thanks to those who tried to help. Cheers.
 
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