Q: How do I replace a spray diverter on a single-handle kitchen faucet with side sprayer?

spray diverter type

Vertical Mounted Spray Diverter

  1. Ensure the water supply to the faucet is turned off.
  2. Remove the spout nut, rotating counter-clockwise.
  3. Remove the spout by lifting up on the spout.
  4. Locate the diverter within the valve cavity.
  5. Remove the diverter with a flat head screw driver rotating counter-clockwise.
  6. Replace with a new diverter.
  7. Reinstall the spout by sliding it back onto the spout tower.
  8. Reinstall the spout nut.

Horizontal Mounted Spray Diverter

  1. Ensure the water supply to the faucet is turned off. Step 2.
  2. Remove the handle (see FAQ 34).
  3. Remove the spout by lifting up.
  4. Remove the cartridge (see FAQ 32).
  5. Locate the diverter; if clip exits remove with needle nose pliers.
  6. Extract the diverter with pliers.
  7. Replace with a new diverter; reinstall clip if applicable.
  8. Reinstall the cartridge.
  9. Reinstall the spout by sliding it back onto the spout tower.
  10. Reinstall the handle.