American Standard Faucet Aerator Disassembly

Aerator filter disassembly
Aerator filter disassembly

I’m sure they have more different versions of these things than anyone can count, but when I unscrewed the kitchen sink aerator, this is what I found inside.

The yellow plastic filter actually has two parts, held together by a minuscule clickstop on the central post. You can pry the whole thing off the main body with your thumbnail or, as in the photo, just pop the top screen off.

Rinse the grit off the screen, snap it back together, screw everything back onto the spout. Done!

It’s amazing how much grit accumulates downstream of the whole-house water filter. On the other paw, having just replaced the water heater, I’m not that amazed.