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.

Leaky faucets need to be replaced.

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.