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How To Repair A Loose Kitchen Faucet


kitchen faucetMany kitchen faucets become loose where they connect to the sink after many uses. After years of pulling out the faucet sprayer or pushing the spout from one side of the sink to the other, the faucet develops a little play in it. Eventually it will grow to a wobble and will seem like it is ready to slide off of the sink. It seems that this happens more with sinks that have a little flex in them, such as a thin stainless steel sink. If, for example, the faucet spout is hard to move, the flexibility in the sink seems to encourage the faucet to become loose.

So how do you fix it? It's actually pretty easy. You are going to have to climb under the sink and get access to the faucet. The faucet is held to the sink by any one of several methods, which all clamp the faucet to the sink with threaded nuts. On more expensive single-handle faucets you may have only one large nut located in the center of the faucet.

Whichever style you have, it is a matter of tightening these nuts. In most cases you can do this with just your fingers, but you may need a wrench if the space is small.

If you have a kitchen sink with deep bowls, you may not be able to get your hands into the small space afforded for the faucet. In this case use a basin wrench and tighten the faucet to the sink.


Thanks. I posted in another article about how I always end up with loose faucets. I guess this post covers most of the basics.
Posted @ Monday, July 25, 2011 12:12 PM by Best Kitchen Faucets
what causes faucet spout to be hard to move (frozen) from one side of sink to other? How do you unfreeze/lock it so it moves freely.
Posted @ Monday, December 17, 2012 12:45 PM by Doris
Repair A loose kitchen faucet is not hard to fix. Just get the right tools and it's a easy fix.
Posted @ Sunday, April 07, 2013 8:46 PM by Plumber Everett
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