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 that is shown. The outer solid grey plastic piece will stay in place (Fig. 1).
There is a small Philip’s head screw that is NOT removed when pulling out the stream breaker. DO NOT REMOVE THIS PART (Fig. 2).
- Use your needle nose pliers or tweezers to grip in between the “grid” squares of the stream breaker and pull straight down/out (Fig. 3).
- There will be two plastic screens that sit up in the spout body as well (Fig. 4).
- These will more than likely come out when you pull the stream breaker out. If they do not, use your needle nose pliers or tweezers to remove.
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.