Rated 3.1 out of 5 by 57
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by HansAffertit After 6 Years - Still Going!
I bought this unit in December 2009. No problems with it, but recently it started to not swivel properly. Since I hadn't installed it originally, removing and disassembling the unit was a challenge, but the manual had good instructions / schematics. I spoke to Kohler customer service and they gave me really good advice. I soaked all of the metal parts in vinegar overnight and cleaned and polished everything. It seems that eventually, water and grunge will get around the O-rings and builds up causing the unit to not swivel properly. The vinegar bath did wonders and it is like a new faucet.
Pros: Looks great, easy controls
Cons: The switch on the spray arm is very cheap and you can't switch it when water is flowing. The quick coupler on the sprayer hose was a nightmare - a better description / drawing would be nice.
May 4, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by PVR Kohler sink faucet
Easy to install. Improved the look of the kitchen sink. Better pressure than the old "pull out" faucet
September 6, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by lillian1 Leaking
The handle leaks, just like other reviews underneath the sink.
September 7, 2016
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by ShiShi Difficult to Maintain Properly Working Kitchen Faucet
I have had a number of problems with this Kohler product K-10433. Not sure how to handle them. The plastic buttons on the sides of the pull-out sprinkler have broken and have had to be replaced. The direction, even with new buttons, is difficult to get to divert. I have replaced the cartridge and it seems to work. The whole faucet tends to bind when pushed to either side to get from one sink to the other one adjacent to it. Not sure why and have placed lubricant that works for a while. Not sure if some kind of calcium build-up that needs repeated servicing or whether lubricant isn't working. It should move smoothly, but doesn't. Appearance is fine. Maybe suggest polished chrome instead of brushed nickel since easier to care for. It concerns me that this has required an excess of time to keep running.
July 20, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by DonOakland Another failed faucet
Installed a few years ago, and now have persistent leaking from underneath the handle. You can see the water build up in the gap under the handle even when the faucet is off. Based on other reviews, I assume it is a failed cartridge. It is leaking through the base and under our cabinets. Called Kohler today and couldn't get through due to "high call volume". I guess everyone is calling about their failed faucets. Very disappointing that Kohler continues to sell this faucet given the obvious low grade workmanship.
October 26, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by dave Less than 5 year life
We have installed 2 Kohler Forte kitchen faucets and both have leaked and failed within 4 years. I would not recomend Kohler faucets, they should stick to sinks and bathtubs.
May 9, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by mrsc excellent value for the item
The faucet arrived as promised and the price was the best I could find.
March 30, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by mediocrehandiman got 8 years of good use then Kohler sent us a new one.
For eight years it worked perfectly, never had any problems with the spray switcher or with leaking. Eventually something wore out in the swivel gasket and it would not stay in position regardless of repeated tightening and resetting the washers under the counter. Kohler honored their lifetime warranty and sent us a new one without any hassle. The new one looks identical to the old one, but Kohler made a few changes to the mounting hardware that may have fixed whatever caused our issue.
March 12, 2016