Kitchen spray hoses act as an extension to your kitchen faucet, allowing you the flexibility to provide water wherever you need it in your kitchen sink, whether for washing vegetables or rinsing off dishes. The hose head connects to the faucet body underneath through a sprayer hose. These hoses constantly bend back and forth and, although their purpose is to be flexible, the movement can sometimes cause them to spring a leak. Replacing a kitchen spray hose is the easiest way to fix these kinds of leaks.
Things You'll Need
- Flat bladed screwdriver
- New spray hose
- Teflon plumber's tape
Clear out the area beneath the sink near the kitchen spray hose. Shut off the water supply for the hose by rotating the two water supply knobs underneath the sink all the way to the right. Place a towel on the bottom of the cabinet or floor underneath the sprayer.
Press the trigger on the sprayer to release any water inside.
Unscrew the hose sprayer coupling from underneath the faucet. Use the pliers, if needed. Lift the faucet sprayer up and out of the faucet body. Continue pulling the hose until it is out as well.
Unscrew the coupling from at the bottom of the sprayer. Slide this down the hose. Remove the hose clamp locking the hose in place. This may be a metal clamp or an o-ring device. Slide this down the hose. You may need to loosen it with a screwdriver before you can do this.
Insert the new coupling and o-ring over the end of a new hose. Attach the hose to the underside of the sprayer. Secure with the o-ring or clamp. Slide the coupling up the bottom of the hose and screw it into the underside of the sprayer.
Insert the sprayer and hose into the socket on the faucet.
Wrap the hose outlet on the underside of the sink with Teflon plumber's tape. Attach the sprayer hose coupling and tighten. Restore the water supply by turning the knobs counterclockwise.
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