How to Remove a Moen Kitchen Faucet

One of the largest manufacturers of home plumbing solutions, Moen produces cartridge based faucets for kitchen and bathroom use. This allows a single faucet to control the amount and temperature of the water used. Moen's faucets are durable and well-regarded, but sometimes they need to be replaced. Removing them can be tricky, but with proper instruction it isn't as difficult as it first appears.

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Removing a Moen Faucet

Step 1

Turn off the water to the faucet. The water supply lines are usually found underneath the sink. Turn the handle on the lines in a clockwise direction to turn off the water.

Step 2

Pry the index plate from the handle with a flathead screwdriver. The plate is decorative and is used to cover the faucet's retaining screw.

Step 3

Unscrew the exposed retaining screw. Pull the handle from the faucet.

Step 4

Remove the bonnet nut that is at the top of the faucet. Use adjustable pliers to turn the nut in a counterclockwise direction.

Step 5

Pull the faucet up and out.