The spout on a kitchen faucet should be repaired using a set of plumb pliers. Repair a kitchen faucet spout with help from a home renovation contractor in this free video clip.
I'm Roger Bacon with RGB Renovations. And today, we're going to repair a kitchen faucet spout. This one here is pretty old, and when we turn it on, we can clearly see we have water leaking out around this kitchen faucet spout. What we're going to do is just turn our faucet off here, and take our adjustable water pump pliers, and very carefully start to loosen this chrome fitting here. If you get too wild with this, you're going to scratch that thing up. This one's loose, and it's a little bit old, so it's coming loose. Then, we can go by hand, gently working that back and forth, and we're able to unscrew this spout until that comes up. Now we've got this loose, we can pull it up gently, gently pulling it up. Looks alright, so let's take a look at this little gasket here, if we can get it off. Yeah, a little O-ring. This one still looks okay. Sometimes, you'll have to get a new O-ring. Sometimes, you'll have to get a whole new faucet. We'll get a little water right back on our O-ring, and put it back in place. Now, we can go ahead and screw this back together, pushing gently down until that seats. Then, start screwing our fitting back on. That looks a little better. We can take our scrubby, and make kind of a gasket around there so our water pump pliers don't dig into the chrome. Give that just another couple little twists. You get it too tight, this won't move, could be trouble. But, this looks alright. Let's run some water. Can rinse off some of the mess we made here. Looks like our leak is fixed. Alright, it looks like our leak is fixed. And, that's how you repair a leaking kitchen spout.