Installing a Moen Kitchen Pullout Faucet
To complete the project, you should first gather the tools and all the parts you will need. The basic steps to complete the project are to gather all tools and parts, turn off your water supply, prepare the mounting area, attach the hose to the faucet assembly, mount the faucet, connect the supply lines, and finally test and flush the completed assembly.
Skill Level & Time to Complete
- Beginner - 2 to 3 hours
- Intermediate - 1 to 2 hours
- Advanced - 1 hour
- Caution: Always turn water supply OFF before removing existing faucet.
- Caution:Turn faucet on to relieve water pressure and to insure water is completely off.
- Helpful Tip: Use a penetrating oil spray on the faucet mounting hardware to help loosen corrosion and assist in removing the existing faucet connections.
- Helpful Tip: Remove mounting hardware using a basin wrench or channel lock pliers.
- Helpful Tip: Thoroughly clean and dry the mounting surface after removal of your existing faucet.
Thoroughly clean and dry mounting area.
Attach the hose to the Pull-out Spout by placing the screen washer in the hose nut and attaching the hose to the pull-out spout.
With the spout receptor facing directly forward and threaded discharge tube in back, feed small end of hose down through spout receptor. When you feel resistance, feed the hose through with a push/pull motion. Set aside the faucet assembly. Depending on your sink configuration, you have the option to install your faucet with an escutcheon or a round deck ring. Never use the escutcheon and deck ring together on one sink.
If you're using a 10" escutcheon, align the faucet assembly in the two slots on the escutcheon so that the discharge tube is in back. Then, install the faucet through the escutcheon deck plate and deck holes. Push the entire assembly toward the back of the sink as far as possible and center the faucet on the sink.
If you have a deck ring assembly, align the faucet assembly in the two slots on the deck ring. align the deck ring gasket and the deck ring on sink, and lower the faucet assembly into the sink. Then push the entire assembly toward the back of the sink as far as possible.
If your deck is less than 1/8" thick, install the mounting bracket with the open side up by hooking it around the supply tubes and sliding it up and onto the threaded discharge tube. You may need to gently pull the supply tubes away from the discharge tube, but be careful that you do not kink the tubing. Install and slightly tighten the mounting nut with the included mounting tool.
If your deck is more than 1/8" thick, install the mounting bracket with the open side down. Install and slightly tighten the mounting nut with the included mounting tool.
Rotate the spout receptor to the left and right, noting where it stops. Faucet should move to the left and right equally from the center. To readjust, loosen the medium mounting nut and move the spout receptor to the desired rotation. Hand tighten medium mounting nut. Check movement of the hose before finally tightening the nuts. If the hose does not move freely, gently bend the supply tubes out. Do not kink supply tubes. Tighten the mounting nut with the tool provided. Use heavy duty screwdriver through the hole in the bottom of the tool to tighten the faucet securely. Tighten small mounting nuts with an adjustable wrench. Re-check for alignment, and be sure that the faucet is centered properly on the sink and that it does not shift position when the spout is moved from side to side.
Assemble the sprayer hose to threaded discharge tube and tighten with an adjustable wrench. The counterweight is designed to snap together onto the spout hose. To disassemble the counterweight, depress tabs and pull halves apart, or pry halves apart with a flat-head screwdriver. Assemble counter weight at the bottom of the spout hose loop. Align tabs on each half of the counterweight with the slots on the other half of the counterweight. Squeeze halves together until they snap together. The counter weight should not slide on the hose.
Most Moen kitchen faucets now feature a hydrolock connection, to attach the side spray hose to the underside of the faucet. The white clips on the adapter need to be in the full open position. Slide the hose into the Hydrolock connector as far as possible then push in the white clip. There will be a distinctive "click" sound. Repeat the process when attaching the Hydrolock connector to the faucet. Be careful to join these fittings as straight as possible.
Connect your water supply line to one-half inch threaded fittings. Hold threaded fittings with wrench to prevent twisting and collapsing of copper tubing while tightening with another wrench. Gently move the supply tubes back to clear the path of the hose.
Connecting your new Moen faucet to the existing flexible water supply lines will require using a wrench to snug up the connections. Some models will now include flexible supply lines. For these installations, remove the old flexible supply lines from the existing stop valves and attach the new lines directly to the valves. In either case, be careful not to over-tighten.
Pipe chips, stones, and other solids found in new and renovated plumbing can damage the sealing surfaces of the cartridge and cause a leak. To avoid damage to your new faucet, do not turn on the supply valves until you have followed these flushing instructions. Pull hose out of spout receptor, tie a cloth around the hose to keep it from slipping back into the spout receptor. Unscrew the pull-out spout and remove the screen washer.
Turn on supply valves. Direct hose into sink, then turn the faucet on in the full cold position to turn on the cold water supply for 15 to 20 seconds. Turn off the cold supply valve.
Now turn to the hot position and turn on the hot water supply for another 15 to 20 seconds and then turn off the hot supply valve.
Place handle in closed position. Reinstall the screen washer and pull-out spout. Turn on the hot and cold supply valves and test for leaks.