Kitchen faucet comes to be quite a familiar tool in almost every kitchen in the modern home. But there are many times when the kitchen faucet head gets in trouble and you have no option left rather than replacing it.
But here is the point where the real trouble begins.
Why I am saying this? Because installing a new faucet head by replacing the old one is quite a hard plumbing work. So it professional it will take 15 to 20 minutes. But if you are not a professional, it may take several hours for you.
However, we don’t want you to struggle with that anymore. And that’s the reason why we have come up with this entire article.
Please go through the steps below where we have explained all of the steps that you need to remove the kitchen faucet head. Let’s get going-
What items do you need?
As you know, none of the replacement all repairing processes can be done without the help of any tool kit. And that’s also same when you are up for removing kitchen faucet head.
However, you just need a couple of tools apart from the new kitchen faucet head-
- Adjustable wrench
- Plumber’s Putty
Once you have the two in hand, let’s proceed to the steps-
Steps of removing kitchen faucet head
Kitchen faucet head or Kitchen Sink sprays head if installed to add more capability and functionality to your sink. There can be two kinds of issues that can take place with a kitchen faucet head.
Firstly, it can be damaged by any of its parts. And secondly, it can malfunction for a number of reasons.
No matter whichever your issue is, the best option is to remove the water supply head completely.
Here are the steps to do that-
First of all, you have to turn off the water supply line which is usually located under the sink. They are called shut off valves and the control is usually there the pipes.
If you have to handle faucet, you have to shut off both of hot water and cold water shut off valve. If you have single handle faucet, there will be only one shut off valve.
In case you don’t know where the shut off valve control is located at, turn off the main water supply line of your home.
Once you have made sure that there is no water flow going on in the pipes, empty up the waterline. Make sure that there is no water remaining in the line. Double check it by depressing the handle of the sink.
Now, pull out the sprayer from its seat, and remove the sprayer head and gasket. You can do that by turning the head counterclockwise.
After you’re done, keep the gas that in a safe place from where you can speak that up later.
At this point, you have to loosen up the mounting nuts that work as a connector between the sprayer hose and the faucet. You look at that, let you go under the sink and follow the sprayer hose.
For loosening up the nuts, you can use a regular wrench or a basin wrench if needed. In some cases, it may require an adjustable wrench.
You need to have a bit of plumber’s putty at this step. Around the threads of the new sprayer hose tailpiece, apply the plumber’s putty. Once you are done, make sure to insert it through the sink from above the sink.
Slide the friction washer which is located under the sink. You should be provided with a pressure washer write with the sprayer. The position of the friction water will be over the hose tailpiece.
From this step, we will start tightening up the connections again. And we will start by tightening the mounting nuts for doing this job you may need an adjustable wrench. Once you have got one, make sure to tighten the nuts at the proper pressure.
Right after you are done with the step, wipe out the excess putty.
By now you should have got a new hope hose tailpiece, and you have to hand-tighten the nuts now. Using an adjustable wrench you have to make sure that the pressure is OK.
Now it’s time to put the washer and the gasket back on their place. The ideal place of this couple of item is the sprayer head.
In some models, you can expect to have the washer and gasket already placed. This, however, will make the whole process faster and easier.
At this stage, we have to pull the end of the sprayer hose and come through the sprayer seat hole. Once you are done, screw the new sprayer head on the body of the hose.
Now it’s time to check whether the connection is made in a perfect way or not. You can now turn on the water line as well as the hot water and the cold water shut off valves.
As the connection is on, depress the handle of the sprayer and check whether there is any leak or not. If you have any leak remaining in any of the places, it may require thorough checking.
Our final advice
No matter how problematic the task of removing a kitchen faucet head turns to be, it has pretty simple solutions. To master on the action, you will need to do a few times before you finally attempt to do it. However, like any of the processes, we would advise you to take consultancy from an expert if you are in completely blank about the process.