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I'm trying to remove a kitchen faucet, and I can't figure out how to remove the faucet with these weird 'elephant ear' brackets. Can anyone identify them or provide a suggestion on how to remove? Thank you!

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  • Care to tell us what brand (and even better) what model of faucet this is?
    – FreeMan
    Commented Sep 23, 2020 at 15:03
  • Can you provide a photo from the top? Wondering if this faucet was glued in place. Commented Sep 23, 2020 at 16:26

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Looks like it was a Costco faucet, and once I realized that the hex screw was covered up by mineral deposits, I cleaned it off and I was able to use the link below to get it off easily.

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Both images from TerryLove.com

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  • I'm glad you got it sorted out. Please give yourself a check mark for your answer as soon as the system will let you. Also note that I embedded the key images from the link you provided. Embedding images/key descriptive text (with appropriate source attribution) is expected here because links can die in an internet-instant, which would render your answer useless in the future.
    – FreeMan
    Commented Sep 24, 2020 at 15:14
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these 'elephant ear' brackets are fixation kits, the function is just like a washer. firstly you need to remove the silicon glue, and then use a suitable spanner to unscrew it , then you can remove the brackets.

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  • Generally, I'd agree with you, but I don't see anything to attach a suitable spanner to. Care to download a copy of the OP's picture and draw an arrow or two on it showing where the OP should use the spanner, then edit it into your answer?
    – FreeMan
    Commented Sep 23, 2020 at 15:00
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Looks like you need to sort out access from above (partial faucet disassembly, presumably) to turn the screws.

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