How does a single handle kitchen faucet work?
The pull-down kitchen faucet works by allowing the spray head to extend down into the sink. You turn the water on using the single handle as usual. At the same time, you can mix the hot and cold water using the same handle. The water from the handle goes back down to the main controller unit under the sink.
How do you use a single handle faucet?
To operate a single-handled shower faucet, you either pull out the faucet handle to start the water flow, then turn the handle to adjust the temperature, or you turn the faucet to start the water flow.
What holds a faucet in place?
A locking nut or screws keeps a faucet firmly attached to the sink. Locate this nut and use the basin wrench to loosen and unscrew it. This nut can prove difficult to remove, depending on how long the old faucet has been in use.
What holds a kitchen faucet in place?
When you set the new faucet in place, you’ll need something to seal the base. Some faucets, like ours, have a gasket that goes between the sink and the faucet. If yours does not have one, apply a bead of plumber’s putty along the groove around the plate. This will keep water from dripping down into the sink cabinet.