A collar diverter is a component that will be screwed onto your existing faucet. Replace a collar diverter on a faucet with help from a longtime plumber in this free video clip.
I'm Terry with Towers Murray Plumbing, in my showroom here, to show you how to replace a collar diverter on a kitchen faucet. For removing your diverter, first you need to start with the handle. This particular one has a set screw that mounts in the front with an Allen wrench. Some of them have a button on top to remove that handle, and just a basic screw. Once you have your handle removed, you'll need to keep working down the faucet. Now, this one has a collar or a sleeve that unscrews. And then, this particular faucet has more handle parts that need to be removed to get to the diverter. One more little locknut here. Now, you're ready to tackle the spout. Best thing to do on removing a spout is hold the spout down low, twist, and pull. Once your spout comes off, your collar diverter will either be on the faucet itself, or sometimes up inside of your spout. If this is the case, you can always push that out from the top side. You'll need to match that up at your supply house or your hardware store, and you'll be ready to reinstall the collar, and put your faucet back together. Once you've got your new collar diverter, everything just goes back in reverse. There are a few products out there, some silicone grease that makes putting these things back together a little easier. First, your collar, then the spout, locknut. Put your handle mechanism back on, then the lock sleeve or trim piece. Reinstall your handle. And, you've now replaced your collar diverter. Your sprayer should work just fine. And again, I'm Terry with Towers Murray Plumbing, here in the showroom. We've just showed you how to replace a collar diverter on a kitchen faucet.
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