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How to Replace a Sink Sprayer

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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.  
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. 
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.
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.
Turn Water Back On
Person turning water back on.

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