Grohe is a trusted brand making faucets and other fixtures out of quality materials that are built to last. However, even the best tools need a little help sometimes. Has your trusty Grohe kitchen faucet sprung a leak in one of its hoses? Or is there another reason you need to replace your Grohe faucet’s hose? Whatever the reason, here are some tips on how to replace your kitchen faucet hose. At Allied Plumbing & Heating Supply Co. in Chicago, Illinois, we can help you with any tools or replacement parts you need to fix your faucet.

Find the Problem

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Have you noticed drips in the sink or wet patches inside the under-sink cabinet, or even leaking onto your kitchen floor? It looks like you have a leak. If you’re not sure where the leak is coming from, the first step is to make sure all connections are tight. Check the end of the connecting hose where it attaches to your faucet, then check the other end at the water supply pipe. Maybe you need to tighten a screw-on connector or clean out a quick-disconnect attachment. If all connections are secure, then it’s time to check the hose.

Determine Which Hose Is Leaking

There are generally two hoses connecting the faucet to the water pipe, one for hot water and another for cold. If you have a pull-down or pull-out spout on your faucet, there will be a third hose for this. Examine the hoses for any obvious sprays of water or wet spots indicating leakage. Once you’ve found where the water is coming from, you’ll know which hose you’ll need to replace. With a few simple steps and a couple of tools, you can replace your old hose with a new one that will solve your leaking issue.

Prepare Your Workspace

In order to replace your faucet hose, you’ll need to reach the area under your sink, so clear out anything you may have stored in the cupboard so you have easy access to the hoses and connectors. Once this is done it’s time to gather your tools.

Check which kind of connectors your hose uses. You’ll need a wrench if you have screw-on connectors. A hand towel can help you get a secure grip on fixtures or be used to dry up any dribbles of water that spill from the hose as you work, and a screwdriver is always handy.

Disconnected the Hose

The first thing you should do before disconnecting the hose is to turn off the water supply to the faucet by locating the valve handle and turning it clockwise. Once that’s done, you’ll want to drain the water already in the hose by turning on your faucet until nothing more comes out. It’ll then be safe to unscrew or quick-disconnect your hose, depending on which type of connector it has. You’ll have to disconnect both ends, starting with where it connects to the water line on one side and then disconnecting the faucet on the other side.

If you’re replacing a pull-down hose, you’ll first need to disconnect it from the water pipe. Underneath the sink, there’s a weight attached to the hose that’s used to pull the hose back inside the faucet when you release it. You’ll need to remove this, and it’ll need to be put onto your new replacement hose. The weight might either be screwed on or slipped on in one piece over the hose. Next, disconnect the spout end when the hose is pulled down, then pull the hose out through the faucet.

Buy a Replacement

You can buy your replacement hose before you start to work on your faucet, but in order to ensure you get the right one, you might want to disconnect it first and bring it into the store.

Here at Allied Plumbing & Heating Supply Co., we’ll be able to get you a replacement that’ll be the same length and diameter and will work with the same connectors used on your faucet and the water supply line. There are also different types of hoses depending on which one you’re replacing, and we’ll be able to guide you to the right one.

Connect Your New Hose

Now that you’ve got your new, correctly chosen hose home, it’s time to connect it. Start by attaching the hose to the faucet end first, then reattach the other end to the water supply pipe. If you’re reassembling the pull-down faucet, you’ll first thread it through the faucet, reattach the spout fitting to the end, then slide on or reattach the weight under the sink. Lastly, you’ll connect the hose to the water supply pipe. Screw-on connectors can be tightened by hand, then only give a final quarter-turn with the wrench so you don’t over-tighten it.

Try It Out

Once you have everything back together, it’s time to turn your water supply valve back on and test out your new hose. Turn on the faucet, and check that everything is working correctly and water is flowing with no drips or leaks. Remember to try both hot and cold water. If you replaced the pull-down faucet hose, check that the hose slides out easily and retracts quickly and that the spout is working well with good pressure. If everything seems to be flowing smoothly, you can congratulate yourself, put your tools away, and replace everything under your sink.

If you experience any difficulties with replacing your faucet hose or need any additional assistance, then don’t hesitate to contact us at Allied Plumbing & Heating Supply Co. A member of our knowledgeable team will be happy to help you out. You can stop by our Chicago showroom at 6949 W. Irving Park Road, or you can contact us online or call us today at 773-777-2670 for any advice or assistance with your repair project. We’re open Monday to Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. and on Saturday from 7:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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