The following directions provide information on removing the stream breaker, or aerator, for the Maxton bathroom faucet, models K-R22475-4D-**, K-R22476-4D-** and K-R22477-4D-**.
Removal of the stream breaker may be necessary to clean any hard water build up. Clean the stream breaker with a 50/50 solution of white vinegar and warm water.
- small needle nose pliers or tweezer
The stream breaker is the internal “grid” piece (Fig. 1). The outer solid grey plastic piece will stay in place (Fig. 2).
NOTE: DO NOT REMOVE the small Philip’s head screw when pulling out the stream breaker (Fig. 3).
- Use the needle nose pliers or tweezers to grip in between the “grid” squares of the stream breaker and pull straight down/out (Fig. 4).
- The stream breaker includes two plastic screens that sit up in the spout body and should come out when the stream breaker comes out (Fig. 5). If they don't come out, use the needle nose pliers or tweezers to remove them.
Stream Breaker Part Numbers:
- Centerset Stream Breaker – part number 1315070
- Widespread Stream Breaker – part number 1307522
Note: The centerset part number will include a Philip’s head screw. This screw will NOT need to be used when removing and installing the new stream breaker.