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Old 09-26-2020, 01:16 PM   #1
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Question How do you remove the sink screen?

I have a 17B 2018 with a screen on the sink that I can't figure out how to remove? It doesn't turn no matter what type of pliers I use from a channel lock to jewelry pliers. Any suggestions to taking it off. In another post, I fixed the noise of my water pump by removing the pump screen and cleaning out weird hard crystal like crud. I want to make sure the faucet screen is cleaned out, too. Just in case. I'll add a photo, too.
Thanks so very much everyone!
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Old 09-26-2020, 01:29 PM   #2
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I have a 17B 2018 with a screen on the sink that I can't figure out how to remove? It doesn't turn no matter what type of pliers I use from a channel lock to jewelry pliers. Any suggestions to taking it off. In another post, I fixed the noise of my water pump by removing the pump screen and cleaning out weird hard crystal like crud. I want to make sure the faucet screen is cleaned out, too. Just in case. I'll add a photo, too.
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Hi: PleinAirCedar... Looks to me like it needs to be soaked in CLR or Vinegar. Ours just screws off of the white plastic faucet by hand. Alf
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If you have really hard water it may have calcium buildup freezing the threads. Happens to us at the house and we find soaking in vinegar helps loosen things up.
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Old 09-26-2020, 04:36 PM   #4
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I can’t tell the diameter but if you can find a small strap wrench you might be able to turn it off with one of those.
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Old 09-26-2020, 04:52 PM   #5
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My faucet is a big stainless steel colored plastic. I think its not meant to be DIY'ed but replaced. ugh
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Old 09-26-2020, 04:53 PM   #6
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I am going to try sticking it in a glass of white vinegar overnight to see if it helps clean it out. Thanks for the affirmation that I was on the right track.
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Cedar: Do you happen to know the make/model? If so it should be easy to find a manual online.
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Old 09-27-2020, 12:58 PM   #8
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I don't know it off hand but will look to see if its in my collection of users manuals. I did soak it for a couple hours in a glass of vinegar and it is free of build up and runs nicely. Thanks for your help with solving the water pump worry!!!!
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Old 09-27-2020, 01:31 PM   #9
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I have a 17B 2018 with a screen on the sink that I can't figure out how to remove? It doesn't turn no matter what type of pliers I use from a channel lock to jewelry pliers. Any suggestions to taking it off. In another post, I fixed the noise of my water pump by removing the pump screen and cleaning out weird hard crystal like crud. I want to make sure the faucet screen is cleaned out, too. Just in case. I'll add a photo, too.
Thanks so very much everyone!
It looks to me as though there are small "flats" on a retaining ring around the screen. Have you tried to unscrew that to see if the screen then comes out? Is that what you already tried to remove?
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Old 09-27-2020, 02:10 PM   #10
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Hi thunderworks,
Yes, they didn't budge and I thought it could be molded in to look like it moved but didn't. No worries, the white vinegar soak took care of the build up.
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