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How to Replace a Kitchen Faucet

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How to Replace a Kitchen Faucet

A new kitchen faucet is an easy and affordable way to update your space. With a few common tools, it's easy to install or replace a kitchen faucet.

How to Replace a Kitchen Faucet

If you're replacing the kitchen faucet in your existing sink, look underneath the sink to see how many holes it has (usually between one and four). This determines the type of kitchen sink faucets that'll work with your sink — whether single or double handle and with or without accessories like a sprayer or soap dispenser. You can install a one-hole faucet in a three- or four-hole sink by adding a deck plate but not vice versa.

Remove the Old Faucet

Removing the existing faucet isn't difficult, but you'll need a basin wrench and an extra set of hands.

Step 1: Turn Off the Water and Electric

Turn off the water valves under the sink. Turn on the faucet to relieve pressure in the lines. Turn off power to the disposal, if applicable.

Step 2: Take a Picture

Snap a picture of the plumbing configuration before disconnecting to use as a reference later

Step 3: Disconnect the Supply Lines

Use a small bucket under the connections to catch water as you disconnect supply lines.

Step 4: Detach the Faucet

Have someone hold the faucet in place from above the cabinet, while you use a basin wrench to loosen and remove the nuts holding the faucet.

Step 5: Clean Up

Remove the faucet and clean grime and/or sealant from the sink's surface.

Install the New Kitchen Faucet

Now that you've removed the old faucet, it's time to install the new one

Step1: Set the Deck Plate

Place the rubber or plastic gasket, or trim ring, over the faucet holes in the sink and set the deck plate. Refer to the manufacturer's instructions regarding the use of caulk or plumbers putty in gasket installation.

Step 2 : Feed In the Lines

Feed the faucet lines into the hole(s).

Step 3: Affix the Hardware Under the Sink

Install washers and nuts underneath the sink. If you used caulk or plumbers putty for the gasket/trim ring installation, wipe away excess underneath the sink.

Step 4: Set Up the Pull-Down Faucet

For pull-down faucets, attach the quick-connect hose to the supply pipe. Pull down on the hose and attach the weight.

Step 5: Connect the Lines

Connect the water supply lines. Usplumbers tape if necessary.

Step 6: Check For Leaks

Turn the water on slowly and check for leaks. Tighten connections if necessary.

Step 7: Clear the Lines

Remove the aerator from the faucet. Slowly turn the water on and let it run, aerator free, for a few minutes to clear the lines. Recheck everything for leaks and make readjustments.

Step 8: Replace the Aerator

Turn the faucet off and replace the aerator.

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