Removing an Old Kitchen Faucet

 

 

Removing an old kitchen faucet is simply a matter of disconnecting the faucet’s hot and cold water supply lines and unscrewing the nuts that hold the faucet in place. Follow these easy steps and you should have no problem removing an old faucet.

 

WHAT YOU NEED FOR THIS JOB:

TOOLS:

 

 
• Clean out the cabinet and inspect the area where you will be working.
• Block the drain opening with a cloth.
• Have a bucket on hand to catch any water.
• Position towels so the edge of the cabinet doesn’t dig into your back as you work.

Step 1: Turn Off Water

Step 1: Turn off the water under the sink or at the main water supply

Turn off the water at the shut off valves under the sink or at the main water supply.

  

Step 2: Disconnect the Supply Lines

Step 2: Add a wind chain to prevent doors from blowing open and off the hinges

Use an adjustable wrench to disconnect the hot and cold water supply lines.

  

Step 3: Remove Mounting Nuts

Step 3: Adjust door-closer tension to close the door securely

Spray penetrating oil on the mounting nuts, wait 15 minutes and loosen the nuts counter-clockwise with a basin wrench.

  

Step 4: Remove Faucet

Step 4: Remove the faucet from sink surface carefully 1.  Lift the faucet straight up. If it sticks, use the edge of a plastic putty knife to gently
     work it loose, being careful not to scratch the sink.  
 
2.  Use the putty knife to remove any old plumber’s putty or caulk from the sink
     surface.