The Grohe line of kitchen faucets have a pleasing Europoean design. The most common Grohe faucet is their single-handle Lady Lux model. Often when remodelling or moving, you may find it necessary to remove the kitchen faucet. While removing a Grohe faucet is similar to other brands, some use a quick connect to secure the sprayer hose to the faucet on either separate sprayer faucets or pull-out faucets.
Turn off the water supply to the faucet at the shutoff valves under the sink. Loosen the nuts securing the hot and cold water lines to the faucet handle stems under the sink with a wrench. Pull away and remove the water lines from the faucet.
Remove the nut securing the faucet sprayer hose to the centre of the faucet under the sink with a wrench. Pull the hose off the faucet. Some Grohe faucets use a quick-connect connection to attach the sprayer hose. Compress the ring on the end of the connector with your fingers and pull down to release the hose from the faucet.
Turn the nuts securing the faucet handle stems and the centre of the faucet to the counter under the sink, using a pair of slip-joint pliers. Remove the washers from the faucet handle stems.
Locate the C-clip on the side of the centre stem of the faucet near the bottom of the countertop. Pry out the C-clip with a flathead screwdriver. Remove any other washers from the centre of the faucet.
Pull the faucet straight off the counter and pull the sprayer with the hose out of the counter.
Turn off the water supply and turn the connecting nuts securing the water supply hoses to the faucet counterclockwise with a wrench. Pull away and remove the supply hoses from the faucet.
Locate the quick-connect of the sprayer hose where it secures to the faucet. Grasp the ring near the end of the quick connect with your fingers and push it toward the end of the connector. Grab the connector and push up while holding the ring in place. Pull down to remove the hose from the faucet.
Remove the securing nut and spacer securing the faucet to the sink counter with the slip-joint pliers.
Pull the sprayer head out of the faucet spout and continue removing until the sprayer hose is completely out of the faucet. Pull the faucet out of the countertop.
There may be some additional parts, depending upon your model and set-up. A visual inspection will clearly reveal any other retaining nuts holding the faucet to the counter.
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- There may be some additional parts, depending upon your model and set-up. A visual inspection will clearly reveal any other retaining nuts holding the faucet to the counter.