Video:How to Replace a Kitchen Sink Spray Hosewith Debbie Anderson
Learn how to safely and correctly replace a kitchen sink spray hose.See Transcript
Transcript:How to Replace a Kitchen Sink Spray Hose
Hi, I'm Debbie Anderson for About.com. Washing dishes can be much easier when you have a sprayer attached to your kitchen sink. However it can stop working and need replacing over time, so today I'm going to show you how to replace the kitchen sink sprayer in just a few easier steps.
What You Need to Replace a Kitchen Sink Spray Hose
For this task, you will need a kitchen sink sprayer unit, a clean towel, a small bucket, and adjustable pliers.
Prepare Work Area Under the Sink
First, remove all of the contents from the cabinet underneath the kitchen sink. Then, place a clean towel and a small bucket on the bottom of the cabinet under the kitchen sink faucet to catch any drips or leaks that might happen while you are working.
Turn Off Water Supply
Then, turn off the main water supply running to the kitchen sink for both the hot and the cold water by rotating the shut-off valve handles in a clockwise direction until each valve handle has turned as far as it will go.
In some instances, the shut-off handle on the main water line may have broken off, and in this case, use a pair of adjustable pliers to twist the bolt where the handle use to attach to the shut-off valve in a clockwise direction until it has turned as far as it will go.
Replace Kitchen Sink Spray Hose
Next, use your adjustable pliers to disconnect the spray hose from the faucet plumbing underneath the sink. Once the old hose is disconnected, pull the old hose up and out through the top of the sprayer opening in the sink.
Next, feed the hose for the new sprayer unit down through the top of the opening in the sink where the sprayer sleeve is located. Then, connect the hose and use your pliers to carefully tighten down the threads where the old hose was previously connected to the underside of the sink.
Turn the Water Back On and Check Your Work
Then, turn on the main water supply underneath the sink for both the hot and cold water running to the kitchen sink faucet and check underneath the kitchen sink cabinet for any leaks.
Finally, turn on the water at the kitchen sink faucet and then press the handle down on the sprayer head to make sure everything is working properly.
With the old sprayer replaced, you're sure to enjoy the conveniences of having a fully functional sprayer again the next time you have to wash those messy dishes in the sink by hand. Thank you for watching. To learn more, please visit us on the web at About.com.