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Replace a Sink Sprayer and Hose

How to remove and replace a bad sprayer hose

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Replace a leaky or clogged sprayer hose and head in fifteen minutes. The trick is getting to the hose connection under the sink.

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Replace a sink sprayer head and hose

Photo 1: Unscrew the sink hose

Use an open-end or basin wrench to unscrew the sink sprayer hose from the hose nipple. Pull the old sink sprayer and hose out of the sink grommet. Slide the new sink hose through the grommet on top of the sink and reconnect it to the faucet.

Photo 2: Replace the head

Hold the base of the sink sprayer in your hand and twist off the sprayer head. Screw on the new head.

Over time, sink sprayers often break or become clogged with mineral deposits. Or the sink sprayer hose can harden and crack or wear through from rubbing against something under the sink. The best solution in these cases is replacement. You can pick up just the sprayer head ($5) or a head and sink hose kit ($10) at a home center or hardware store.

Photo 1 shows how to remove the entire sprayer head and hose assembly. You may be able to get a small open-end wrench up to the sprayer hose nipple, but space is very tight. If there isn’t enough room to turn the wrench, you’ll have to purchase a basin wrench ($15 to $25 at home centers and hardware stores). If your sprayer hose is in good condition, simply unscrew the head and replace it (Photo 2).

Required Tools for this Project

Have the necessary tools for this DIY project lined up before you start—you’ll save time and frustration.

  • Wrench set
Open end
Basin wrench

Required Materials for this Project

Avoid last-minute shopping trips by having all your materials ready ahead of time. Here’s a list.

  • New sink sprayer and hose