Removing a kitchen faucet is easy and not at all time-consuming and anyone can do it, you don’t need to call a plumber for just replacing your kitchen faucet. But even though it is quick and effortless, it could prove to be a little difficult if you don’t have the necessary equipment and training.
But don’t worry this guide will help you in removing your kitchen faucet without any frustration in just a couple of minutes. If you need a replacement then I’d recommend you check out some Moen kitchen faucets, their touchless collection is spectacular.
But do make sure that you have a replacement faucet ready because a kitchen without kitchen faucet could prove to be a little inconvenient.
Things you will need:
- · Containers
- · 2 Pliers, Crescent Wrenches or Channel locks
- · Basin Wrench
1. The first and foremost step would be to shut off the water valve which transports the water to the faucet. This valve is usually present under the sink and there are generally two valves, one for hot water and one for cold water. Make sure you shut both of these off. Now check if the water is being transported by turning on the faucet for both hot and cold water. If there is no water incoming, then good else you will need to shut off the water for your whole house.
2. Now take a container and put it beneath the valves to catch any residual water which might be left. You also need to disconnect the hot water and cold water supply line both at the angle stop and the faucet. You can use a pliers or crescent wrench to unscrew and disconnect the water supply lines. You might need to use another plier to hold the angle stop when you are unscrewing the water supply lines.
3. Once you have disconnected the supply line and all the water has been emptied, it is time to remove the mounting nuts which are located just below the sink. It might be a little tough to reach these nuts as these are located just below the sink and you might require using a basin wrench to carry out this task. You will need to turn the nuts clockwise to dismantle them and sometimes they might be stuck, in which case you would need to apply a little oil or grease on the nut and let it loose before you try removing them again.
4. Now, in some cases like Bottom Mount Faucet, you will need to perform a different set of steps to remove the nuts. For this type of faucet, you will need to remove the handles and escutcheon first. There will be a slightly obscured screw which will be holding the handle or handles in place and you will need to unscrew that to get the handles out of the way. Once the handles are out of the way, you will be able to notice the lock nuts which keep the faucet attached to the sink. Use a pliers or wrench to remove the lock nuts and the spout nuts.
5. Now that all the nuts are removed, you can go ahead and remove the faucet and clean the sink and faucet area before installing a new one. Make sure you remove any kind of blockages and rub your sink clean with a non-scratching scouring pad.
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