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Replace Leaking Kitchen Faucet Sprayer


kitchen faucet sprayerIf your kitchen faucet sprayer leaks when you turn the water on, it may be time to replace it. Some faucets have a pull-out spout and some have a sprayer mounted on the side of the faucet base. Both are similar to repair or replace.

If your sprayer is leaking where it attaches to the hose, you might be able to unscrew it and clean it up a bit. There is a rubber washer where the two connect (you’ll see it after you unscrew the head). You can try to clean up the washer and maybe flip it over. If that doesn’t work, try installing a new washer, and if that doesn’t work, replace the sprayer head.

For a pull-out spout, the parts are pretty specific to the faucet. If you need to replace the head, you may have to order the part from the manufacturer so that the color and finish is correct. That’s why it is better if you can repair it. If the spout dribbles out of the end, you should be able to unscrew the aerator. It is a delicate job to remove this as it is sometimes flush with the end of the spout. Once you have the aerator out, clean it up with a mild detergent and an old toothbrush. You want to make sure the holes are clear of any debris and scale deposits. Once it is clean, reassemble it and screw it back on to the spout. You should have great pressure and no leaks.



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