If it’s time to replace an old or faulty kitchen sink sprayer hose, there’s no reason to call a plumber immediately. This is a job that can be a DIY project and you can save some money in the process.
While you’ll need to buy the necessary parts for replacement, by doing it yourself you can save on the cost of labor.
Table of Contents
- 1 Before Deciding to Replace
- 2 Necessary Tools and Materials
- 3 Step-by-Step Guide
- 4 The How of Replacing a Kitchen Sink Sprayer Nozzle
- 5 Step-by-Step Guide for replacing a sprayer nozzle
- 6 How to Disconnect a Sprayer Hose from a Delta Faucet
- 7 How to Replace a Delta Kitchen Faucet Sprayer Hose
- 7.1 Step 6: Put in a new sprayer hose fitting.
- 7.2 Step 7: Reconnect the spray head to the hose.
- 7.3 Step 8: Thread the hose through the hole of the sprayer.
- 7.4 Step 9: The Sprayer head should be in its working position.
- 7.5 Step 10: Find the outlet tube and reconnect.
- 7.6 Step 11: Thread the hose into place.
- 8 A Final Thought
Before Deciding to Replace
You want to be sure that you really need to replace your sprayer hose before you buy a new one and get to the business of replacing your old one.
A good thing to check on is if mineral sediment build-up is preventing your sprayer hose from doing its job. You can try to clean and remove sediment deposits from your sprayer head by soaking the head in warm vinegar. Place vinegar in a bowl and submerge the sprayer head for a half-hour. If mineral deposits are obstructing the spray, this treatment will dissolve them, and the sprayer head should function well. If it does not, you most likely will require a new sprayer hose.
Another consideration is your sprayer hose’s age. If it is old and you’ve been using it a while, you may just feel that it’s time for a new one. When selecting a new sprayer hose, you may want to select one from the same manufacturer that created your faucet, or you can try a universal spray hose kit.
Necessary Tools and Materials
- Adjustable wrench
- New Sprayer replacement kit
- Plastic spatula
- Plumber’s putty
Here is our step-by-step guide to replacing your kitchen sink spray hose.
Step 1: Turn off the Water Supply
Begin with turning off the water supply, either by turning off the water supply valves underneath your sink or your household water supply. Now open the faucet to eliminate any water remaining in the lines.
Step 2: Remove the old Spray Hose
Underneath your sink, loosen the mounting nut that is connecting the old sprayer hose to your sink and remove the assembly.
Step 3: Prepare Replacement
To prepare to replace the spray hose, place a bead of plumber’s, about a quarter-inch, around the sprayer base’s bottom lip above the sink. Now position the sprayer’s tailpiece into the deck opening.
Step 4: Secure the new Sprayer
Underneath your sink, secure the new sprayer with a friction washer and screw on the mounting nut.
Step 5: Clean around the Sprayer Base
Above, remove any excess plumber’s putty from around the sprayer base with a spatula.
Step 6: Connect
Place the new sprayer head on its base next to the faucet threading through the hose line. Now, underneath the sink, attach the new sprayer hose to the connector nipple located at the bottom of the faucet.
Step 7: Test
Now turn on the water supply to verify that your new connections do not have any leakage.
The How of Replacing a Kitchen Sink Sprayer Nozzle
Necessary Tools and Materials
- Coupling and washer
- New sprayer nozzle
Step-by-Step Guide for replacing a sprayer nozzle
- Step 1: Hold the old nozzle in one hand
- Step 2: Using the pliers, grasp the coupling with the other hand.
- Step 3: Begin to turn the nozzle head to unscrew it. Remove it. Snap off the washer at the hose’s end.
- Step 4: Slide the coupling back over the hose until you see a wire snap ring.
- Step 5: Pry off the snap ring using a screwdriver.
- Step 6: By sliding it, remove the old coupling from the hose.
- Step 7: Slide onto the hose the new coupling, in a way that the threads face outward.
- Step 8: Insert the wire snap ring back into position on the hose.
- Step 9: Replace the washer at the rubber hose’s end behind the coupling.
- Step 10: Screw the new nozzle into the coupling.
- Step 11: Holding the coupling with the pliers, turn the new nozzle one-eighth turn.
- Step 12: Turn on the water and test.
How to Disconnect a Sprayer Hose from a Delta Faucet
Step 1: Turn off the Water Supply
Turning off the water supply valves underneath your sink or water supply for your house. Now open the faucet to eliminate any water remaining in the lines.
Step 2: Disconnect the Hose
Below the sink, find the outlet tube. Find the sprayer hose that is connected to the hose. If there is a clip to secure the hose to the tube, remove it. Place a bucket for any water leakage. If there is a weight for a pull-out sprayer, remove it. Detach the hose.
Step 3: Sprayer Head Removal
The sprayer head should be loosened from the hose by turning counterclockwise the slide nut. Remove the sprayer head. Set it aside for later.
Step 4: Sprayer Hose Removal
Remove the sprayer hose.
Step 5: Look for Leakage
Examine the hose and the head for corrosion. You may need to replace the hose.
How to Replace a Delta Kitchen Faucet Sprayer Hose
Once you have removed the Delta sprayer hose and the sprayer head, it’s time to replace your faucet sprayer hose with a new one.
Step 6: Put in a new sprayer hose fitting.
Put the new sprayer tailpiece into the sink deck hole and then thread the new hose through it from above your sink. There may be a gasket, but if not, place a bead of plumber’s putty underneath the base to seal the housing to the sink.
Step 7: Reconnect the spray head to the hose.
Step 8: Thread the hose through the hole of the sprayer.
If you are using a type that is a pull-out hose, pull the new hose through the neck of the faucet.
Step 9: The Sprayer head should be in its working position.
For a pull-out hose type, re-attach the weight onto the hose.
Step 10: Find the outlet tube and reconnect.
You may have an outlet tube or a copper tube. This tube should now be reconnected to the sprayer hose. If it came with a crimp seal, make sure to secure using it. Tug the hose gently to make sure it is securely attached. When tightening the nut be sure the housing does not turn or twist.
Step 11: Thread the hose into place.
From above your sink, slide your new spray hose into the deck fitting and proceed to tighten the nut on the faucet until it is secure.
A Final Thought
By engaging in DIY sprayer hose or sprayer head replacement, you have saved yourself quite a bit of money. Congratulations, great job!