Project Guide

How to Replace a Sink Sprayer

1
Turn Off the Water
Person turning off water supply under sink.
  • Turn off the water at the shut off valves under the sink or at the main water supply source.
  • Open sink faucets to drain out any water left in the lines. 
  • If replacing a kitchen faucet sprayer, pull the old sprayer out and turn the head counterclockwise to remove it as well as to remove the gasket.  
2
Loosen Mounting Nut
Person loosening mounting nut.
  • Go underneath the sink and follow the sprayer hose back to the faucet assembly. 
  • With an adjustable wrench, loosen the mounting nut that connects the sprayer to the faucet and remove the hose. 
3
Place Sink Sprayer, Attach Washer and Mounting Nut
Person attaching mounting nut.
  • Apply a 1/4-inch bead of plumber‘s putty to the bottom edge of the sprayer base and place the tailpiece of the sprayer base into the sink opening.
  • From underneath the sink, put a friction washer over the tailpiece.
  • Screw the mounting nut onto the tailpiece and tighten it with a basin wrench or with a pair of slip joint pliers.
  • Wipe away any excess putty from around the base.
4
Attach Sprayer Hose
Person attaching sprayer hose.
  • Use your fingers to screw the sprayer hose onto the hose nipple on the bottom of the faucet.
  • Hand tighten the hose nut. Then, use a basin wrench or a pair of slip joint pliers to tighten it another 1-quarter turn.
5
Turn Water Back On
Person turning water back on.

Turn back on the water supply valves and test for leaks.