How To Remove A Stuck Aerator Using Screws and Pliers


Welcome to, your go-to source for high-quality OEM replacement aerators for kitchen and bathroom faucets. In this guide, we'll walk you through a step-by-step process on how to remove a stuck aerator with screws and pliers. Please note that this method may result in damage to your aerator, requiring a replacement. This approach is specifically designed for hidden threaded aerators and is not suitable for housing or drop-in models.

Step One: Preparation
To get started, gather the following tools:

Two screws

Carefully drive each screw about a quarter of an inch into the opposite sides of the aerator screen. Ensure that you stay within the screen structure and not on the outer ring. Refer to the demonstration in the video for a visual guide.

Step Two: Aerator Removal
Once the screws are in place, use an adjustable wrench or a pair of pliers to grip the screws. Turn counterclockwise to loosen and remove the aerator. This method may cause damage to the aerator, so be prepared for potential issues with the screen.

Step Three: Assessment
After removing the aerator, assess the damage. Expect broken or damaged screens due to the removal process. Check the outer ring for integrity. If the outer ring is broken, it is advisable to contact us at for professional support and replacement options.

Step Four: Measurement
Measure across the base of your aerator from edge to edge. Use millimeters for precision. Accurate measurement is crucial for identifying the correct replacement size. If you need assistance or have questions about the measurement process, feel free to reach out to our support team at

Thank you for trusting for your replacement aerator needs. We are here to provide quality products and expert guidance. If you encounter any challenges during this process, don't hesitate to contact us for assistance. Our team is ready to help you find the perfect replacement for your kitchen or bathroom faucet.