Instructions to Repair a Kohler Kitchen Faucet


With the right care and maintenance, a Kohler kitchen faucet can provide many years of trouble-free service, but even so, it is important for homeowners to know what to do when something goes wrong. A leaking faucet can be annoying --and expensive--so it is important to get those problems resolved as quickly as possible. Fortunately most problems with Kohler kitchen faucets can be repaired quickly and without the help of a plumber.

Spray Head Problems

  • The spray head is one of the most useful parts of any Kohler faucet, and it is important to watch for early signs of trouble. Keeping an eye on the condition of the spray head will help you spot problems early and resolve them before they get too bad. For instance if you notice that there is water leaking around the spray head where it connects to the faucet, it is important to make sure the spray head is connected securely. It is also important to look for signs of cracking or peeling on the connector--if the connector is damaged, you will need to purchase a new spray head from your local Kohler dealer or from the Kohler website.

Side Spray Issues

  • If the side spray unit on your Kohler faucet is not working properly, you may notice that too much water is coming out of the spout when you press the spray lever. This problem can build up over time, so it is important to look for early warning signs like excess water coming out of the spout as you use the side sprayer. If you notice any of these problems the diverter on your Kohler faucet will probably need to be replaced. These diverters can be ordered from the Kohler website or from the store where you purchased your faucet.

Valve Cartridge Issues

  • If you have hard water in your home, you may notice a problem with the valve cartridge becoming locked into place. The buildup of calcium and other minerals can surround the valve and cause it to stick, and the harder your water is, the more likely you are to experience this problem. Fortunately it is easy to dissolve those deposits, but it will require a bit of patience. Simply mix up a 50/50 solution of water and white vinegar and allow the valve to soak until the deposits have loosened up and the valve can be turned.

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