The Grohe line of kitchen faucets has a pleasing European design. The most common Grohe faucet is their single-handle LadyLux model. Often when remodeling or moving, you may find it necessary to remove the kitchen faucet. While removing a Grohe faucet is similar to removing other brands, some use a quick connect to secure the sprayer hose to the faucet on either separate sprayer faucets or pull-out faucets, and that can cause problems, as discovered by the website Jim's Projects.
As with all types of faucets, you remove a Grohe faucet by removing the nuts holding it to the countertop.
Removing an Old Faucet
When a faucet has been in place for long enough, the nuts securing it to the countertop are almost certain to be stuck, and getting them off can be challenging. Liberty Plumbing, Heating and Air Conditioning recommends using a tool called a basin wrench to avoid having to reach your hands into the tight space between the sink and the wall, where there isn't enough room for a conventional wrench.
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Two Handle With Separate Sprayer
Step 1: Disconnect the Water Lines
Turn off the water supply to the faucet at the shutoff valves under the sink. Loosen the nuts securing the hot and cold water lines to the faucet handle stems under the sink with a wrench. Pull away and remove the water lines from the faucet.
Step 2: Loosen the Sprayer Nuts
Remove the nut securing the faucet sprayer hose to the center of the faucet under the sink with a wrench. Pull the hose off the faucet. Some Grohe faucets use a quick-connect connection to attach the sprayer hose. Compress the ring on the end of the connector with your fingers and pull down to release the hose from the faucet.
Step 3: Loosen the Faucet Nuts
Loosen the nuts securing the faucet handle stems and the center of the faucet to the counter under the sink, using a pair of slip-joint pliers. Remove the washers from the faucet handle stems.
Step 4: Remove the C-Clips
Locate the C-clip on the side of the center stem of the faucet near the bottom of the countertop. Pry out the C-clip with a flathead screwdriver. Remove any other washers from the center of the faucet.
Step 5: Pull Out the Faucet
Pull the faucet straight off the counter and pull the sprayer with the hose out of the counter.
Single Handle With Pull-Out Sprayer
Step 1: Disconnect the Supply Hoses
Turn off the water supply and turn the connecting nuts securing the water supply hoses to the faucet counterclockwise with a wrench. Pull away and remove the supply hoses from the faucet.
Step 2: Disconnect the Sprayer
Locate the quick-connect of the sprayer hose where it secures to the faucet. Grasp the ring near the end of the quick connect with your fingers and push it toward the end of the connector. Grab the connector and push up while holding the ring in place. Pull down to remove the hose from the faucet.
Step 3: Loosen the Faucet Nuts
Remove the securing nut and spacer securing the faucet to the sink counter with slip-joint pliers.
Step 4: Remove the Faucet
Pull the sprayer head out of the faucet spout and continue removing until the sprayer hose is completely out of the faucet. Pull the faucet out of the countertop.