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Video:How to Unclog a Kitchen Faucet Spray

with Debbie Anderson

A kitchen faucet spray can get clogged, causing lots of annoyance in the kitchen. See how to unclog the spray head on a kitchen faucet spray.See Transcript

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Transcript:How to Unclog a Kitchen Faucet Spray

Hi, I'm Debbie Anderson for About.com.

The spray head on your kitchen sink sprayer can become clogged up over time, causing it to work rather poorly. So, today I'm going to show you a quick and easy way to unclog the spray head on your kitchen sink sprayer in a just a few easy steps.

Supplies to Unclog a Kitchen Faucet Spray

For this task, you will need:
  • White vinegar
  • A glass
  • Measuring cups
  • An old toothbrush
  • A clean cloth

Instructions to Unclogging a Kitchen Faucet Spray

First, pour one part white vinegar to three parts hot water in a medium size glass.

With the water at the main kitchen sink faucet fixture turned off, pull the sprayer hose and spray head up and out of the sink and then carefully dangle the end of the sprayer head inside the glass.

Allow the spray head to soak in the hot water and white vinegar solution for approximately one hour.

Next, remove the spray head from the glass and use an old toothbrush to gently scrub away any buildup on the end of the spray head nozzle.

Then, turn on the hot water at the kitchen sink and thoroughly rinse the spray head under the running hot tap water.

Next, with the hot water still running from the kitchen sink faucet, point the spray head down toward the sink drain and repeatedly push the handle down on the spray head so that the spray head can spray out any remaining buildup.

Once the spray head is working properly, slide the hose and spray head back into the sprayer location on the sink and turn off the hot water.

Finally, wipe down the spray head and sink faucet with a clean cloth.

And as an added tip, if you have a hard water problem in your home, repeat this process on a more regular basis and your kitchen sink faucet spray head should continue to work great.

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