Although Kohler faucets have the benefit of being extremely high-quality, there are still going to be the occasional problems. In other words, leaks and other headaches can emerge over time. However, one of the great things about Kohler products is that they are not only designed to last. They are also designed for the homeowner to handle repair and maintenance demands on their own.
When it comes to dealing with a Kohler faucet leaking, there are a few simple things that you will want to keep in mind.
How To Repair Your Leaky Kohler Faucet
If you find that your Kohler faucet is leaking, the solution is pretty straightforward. You need to make sure the shutoff valves for both hot and cold have been switched off. You will also need to have the top portion of your faucet removed until you’re capable of seeing the bonnet of your faucet. This should look a lot like a dome without its top.
Grasping your bonnet, you can remove it by turning the whole thing counterclockwise. In certain cases, it can become stuck, which is often caused by hard water. A little more effort might be required, but you should be able to get it off without too much stress. Removing your bonnet exposes your valve and mounting nut.
Removing your spout should give you 2 O-rings and a nylon gasket. Removing these parts, you will want to take a moment to appreciate the way in which each part sits. Opening your O-ring kit, you will want to make sure the new parts are the same as the old ones. Once you have lubricated the new parts, you will want to make sure the faucet body has been lubricated, as well.
Removing your spout barrel over the body of your faucet, you will then have the spout moved from side to side, in order to avoid moving your O-rings. After applying a little lubricant to your bonnet thread, you will screw things on, and then slide your handle on to your shaft. At this point, you are just about done. As you can see, this is the kind of home repair problem that virtually anyone can handle.
One of your final steps is going to involve tightening your handle, replacing your plug button, and opening up your valves. This last part is going to be done to determine whether or not your faucet is still dealing with anything in the way of leaks.