How to Replace the Battery on a Kohler Faucet

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Kohler has a unique line of touchless faucets available for home use. These faucets automatically turn on and off using a sensor. This can add up to savings on your water bill over time. The touchless faucets use two AAA batteries to operate the motion sensor. Replacing the batteries on a Kohler faucet requires removing the faucet spout from the faucet body.

Things You'll Need

  • Cloth or wash rag
  • Phillips screwdriver
  • Torx screwdriver
  • 2 AAA batteries

Cover the drain in the sink with a wash rag. This prevents the small screws from accidentally being lost down the drain. Turn off the water supply under the sink.

Remove the screw that secures the temperature lever on the right side of the faucet with a Phillips screwdriver. There is a spring washer between the screw and the faucet body. Place the washer, screw and the lever in a safe place.

Locate and remove the screw on the back of the faucet that secures the faucet spout to the faucet body. Lift the spout off the faucet body.

Find the battery case on the faucet body. The battery case has a cover with a “-” and “+” stamp on top. Remove the screws securing the battery case cover with a Torx screwdriver. Lift the cover off and remove the batteries.

Insert two new AAA alkaline batteries into the battery case, ensuring that the negative side is pointing up on the battery on the left and the positive side is pointing up on the battery to the right.

Place the battery case cover back onto the battery case and secure with screws. Slide the faucet spout over the faucet body and secure with the remaining screws.

Position the temperature lever onto the side of the faucet. Slide the spring washer over the threads of the securing screw and thread the screw into the lever and faucet. Turn on the water supply and remove the wash rag from the sink. Allow two minutes before attempting to use the faucet to allow the faucet to reset.

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