Quick And Easy Fix For Your Moen Adler Kitchen Faucet

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If your Moen Adler Kitchen Faucet is leaking, it’s important to repair the problem as soon as possible. The sooner you fix the leak, the less damage it will cause to your cabinets and flooring.

To fix your faucet, start by turning off the water supply valves under the sink. Then, disconnect the flexible water supply tubes and replace them with 3/8-inch compression fittings if needed.

1. Remove the Spout

Whether you have an old, broken faucet or a faulty spray head, Moen makes it easy to remove and replace the components yourself. Once you know the steps, you can get your kitchen back to normal in no time.

In most cases, all you need is an Allen wrench or other universal screwdriver. Depending on the model of your faucet, you may also need a basin wrench to reach up into the underside of the sink.

Once you have access to the faucet, turn off the fixture shutoff valves on the hot and cold water supply pipes under the sink, using channel-lock pliers. Disconnect the flexible supply tubes of the faucet from the shutoff valves with one pair of pliers, then loosen the compression nut on the tube with another pair of pliers.

2. Remove the Handle

Faucet handles can get loose with excessive use or poor installation. With a quick and easy fix, you can make your faucet handle secure again in no time!

The Adler kitchen faucet features a smooth curve that seamlessly blends with a variety of kitchen decor preferences. A one-handle lever makes adjusting the water easy, and a side spray is included for quick and convenient cleanup.

Moen’s thoughtfully designed Power Clean technology provides an improved and powerfully concentrated spray for faster cleaning. Reflex pull-down faucets feature a spray wand that retracts securely back into place, making them up to 40% easier to unlatch than other designs.

If your faucet’s handle is detached or loose, the first step is to remove it from the sink. Loosen the screw that holds it to the sink using a 7/64″ hex wrench.

3. Remove the Spout Collar Nut

The spout on most Moen faucets is quite large, and in some cases it’s hard to get a grip on. To make it easier to manipulate the spout, Moen has included a handy tool called a jar gripper that attaches to the top of the spout.

Most two handle Moen kitchen faucets have a tee diverter, which allows water to be diverted from the sink sprayer to the tap handles. This is usually a small device with a quick-release connector that you can remove without disassembling the whole faucet.

The best way to locate this device is to go under the sink and look for a small rectangular box. This box houses the aforementioned tee and the associated hoses that connect it to the faucet handles and sprayer.

4. Remove the O-Rings

If your Moen faucet is leaking around the base of the cartridge, it may be time for a quick and easy fix. Replacing the O-Rings in your faucet’s cartridge is simple, takes less than 30 minutes, and will keep your kitchen leak free.

Like most faucet manufacturers, Moen uses a cartridge design on many of its single-handle and double-handle models. Cartridges usually need to be replaced when they’re worn or when they develop leaks that can’t be fixed with the O-rings in place.

To replace the cartridge, use a utility knife to remove the small retaining clip that keeps the cartridge in place. It’s also a good idea to use a cartridge puller that screws onto the old cartridge, making it easier to turn and pull it out.

5. Replace the Spout

When it comes to kitchen faucet repair, Moen models use relatively simple parts that can be removed and replaced with a minimum of tools. This makes them a good option for do-it-yourselfers.

For example, this single handle Moen faucet includes a sprayer hose and escutcheon base that attaches underneath the sink. It also features flexible water supply lines with 3/8-inch compression fittings, making installation quick and easy.

The spout on this model also uses a washerless cartridge design for a smoother flow and less splash. It’s CSA (Canadian Standards Association), ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) and NSF (National Sanitation Foundation) certified for a lifetime limited warranty.

Dario Smith

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