Aerator in bathroom sink faucet

Old 10-29-12, 04:19 PM
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Aerator in bathroom sink faucet

The aerator assembly in a bathroom sink faucet is constructed so that it is recessed up in the spout and I cannot remove it to clean the filtering screens. In most faucets the aerator is simple to remove because it protrudes from the faucet spout and is easy to grasp and twist or screw out.

On close inspection, I notice the aerator has two tiny slots, which probably means it requires a small tool or key to insert into the slots, twist and remove the aerator. I have checked with plumbing supplies companies and they don't know anything about that type of aerator assembly.

Does anyone know how I can remove the aerator or find a tool to use for that purpose?

I think the recessed aerator is a goofy idea, because if you can't take out the aerator for cleaning, when it becomes clogged, you have to purchase a new faucet.

Thanking you in advance for any advice, information and suggestions.
Old 10-29-12, 09:27 PM
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Here's a link to the tool I believe you are looking for.

Moen 104212 Aerator Removal Tool - Faucet Depot

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