How to replace kitchen faucet pull out hose

pull out hose
It is hard to imagine a modern kitchen nowadays without a kitchen faucet with pull out handle. It makes all jobs in the sink much easier and naturally all housewives want it in their kitchen. The down part is that the pull out hose will eventually begin to leak because it wears out from pulling and bending. Don’t worry about that because the pull out hose is an expendable part, it doesn’t cost much and it can be replaced in 10 minutes time. You don’t need to call a plumber, just follow instructions from the video and you will be able to change the pull out hose in under half an hour even if you have no prior experience in plumbing what so ever.
You don’t need sophisticated and expensive tools for this repair, all you need is an adjustable wrench and screwdriver.
After you acquired the tools, the first thing you need to do is to shut down the water valves under the sink. Don’t ever try any plumbing repair with the water valve on, the pressure in the pipes is big and you will not be able to control it if you try to disconnect anything when the water valve is on.
The next important thing is to determine which type of connection does your pull out hose have. For that you will need to disconnect your old hose. There are three main types of pull out hoses: threaded pull out hose, quick disconnect pull out hose and collet pull out hose. Never buy a pull out hose in advance, always first inspect the connections on your old hose. Of course, if you aren’t going to buy original replacement part, you can buy universal pull out hose with multiple adapters which fits on all models. Universal adapters are much cheaper than original replacement part but they are good quality parts which can also last for years.




In the video below you will see just how easy is to replace a pull out hose on kitchen faucet.

Question about replacing pull out hose was asked by our reader via Ask the handyman page, place for your questions on Handyman tips!

Source: Kohler
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4 comments

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  2. Lisa

    I have the collet type connection. It took Kohler more than three weeks to get me the replacement parts. Now that the parts are here I cannot get the thing to disconnect. The video is worthless because his hand covers everything he is doing. The audio is great at explaining what to do… if it actually worked. I understand what he is saying to do but it doesn’t actually work to cause the thing to disconnect. I tried until the skin peeled off my fingers from working on the plastic piece so hard. I tried using rubber kitchen gloves for a little padding and grip. I tried using pliers and the g-darn plastic ring snapped off the rest of the collet. Is there any other option or do I need to pay a plumber to come out? I’m so frustrated with Kohler. I paid for quality. They seem to think that sending me free replacement parts somehow makes up for my wasted Sunday plus the cost of a plumber to fix what shouldn’t have broken in the first place. Gah!

  3. Handyman tips

    Hi Toren,

    Rohl, Kohler or KWC guaranties high quality but they are also very expensive! Grohe and Moen are mid range priced quality faucets!

  4. Toren Hudson

    Here in 2018 I am doing a kitchen remodel and need to buy a faucet. I am concerned that the most critical weak link in a faucet is an under-the-counter leak that is not spotted before doing severe damage. Almost all modern faucets use hose construction because they are pull downs or pull outs. All your water is going through those hoses all the time, even when you don’t pull the hose down or out. That puts a lot of wear and tear on the hose (in the old days it would have been a pipe). Furthermore, most of the hose is routinely under the counter because it has loops that are waiting for you to pull them out. High pressure, hot water and long hose seems to be asking for trouble. And it is mostly invisible to you. Which brands or models have better hose construction in your view? Am I right about this hose-based Achilles heel in modern faucets? Thank you.

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