Kitchen faucets are durable plumbing fixtures, too. They can last for years with proper use and maintenance. However, they’re not exempted from malfunction or damage. Over the years, their components will wear out because of constant usage. Their washers will deteriorate and the faucets will start to leak. The fixtures may also get corroded until you can no longer use them. If ever you need to replace your kitchen faucet, here’s a DIY guide you can refer to!
1. Shut the water supply valve off. When you’re sure that no water is being delivered, detach the old supply lines of the faucet. To accomplish this task, you have to use a pair of scissors in order to cut the old plastic sprayer tube. Use a wrench to loosen the cold and hot water supply lines. Finally, unscrew the plumbing lines from the fixture. Make sure that you have a bucket underneath to catch the water.
2. When you’re done with the supply lines, it’s time to get rid of the old faucet. Remove the screws and bolts that keep it in place. If there’s a separate attachment for the sprayer, loosen its screw and remove its plastic nut as well. When you’re done, carefully pull out the faucet and sprayer from the kitchen sink.
3. To start the replacement procedure, you must remove the soap container. Remove the soap dispenser’s locking nut, too. Liberally apply plumber’s putty around the edges and carefully slide it into the farthest hole from the middle.
4. Afterward, generously apply plumber’s putty on the underside of the escutcheon cover. Once done, position it over the sink’s three center holes. Carefully fit the new faucet through the escutcheon cover hole. Position it so the handles face to the right.
5. Thread two pieces of screws into the ring. Only do this partially, until they both protrude from the backside of the ring.
6. Afterward, carefully slide the washers on the supply lines. Follow this order: fiber washer, metal washer and ring. Screw them onto the shank and guarantee that they’re tight. Now check the spray hose. You have to slide the weight onto it and make sure that both ends connect and are locked into place.
7. Then, place the cold and hot water supply lines. They should not interfere with the other hoses. Hook them up to the supply lines that have already been installed and tighten the connection.
8. Turn the water supply valve and run the tap. Inspect the fixture for leaks. If you see any excess plumber’s putty around the escutcheon assembly, remove them.
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