Replacing Your Glacier Bay
Kitchen Faucet’s Side Sprayer
Clear everything from under the
kitchen sink. You will need room to crawl under there.
Spread an old bath towel or
drop cloth under the sink. There will be a small amount of water drain from the sprayer hose when you disconnect
Shine a flashlight up under the
faucet. You should see three lines protruding from the center base of the faucet. Depending on your model of
faucet, you may see a threaded shank and plastic lock nut on either side of the water lines. The water line
directly in the middle of the faucet is usually the sprayer’s supply line. You do not need to turn the water off
to the faucet to change the sprayer or hose. You can shut it off if feel it
Disconnect the sprayer’s hose
connection from the faucet. Over the years, the hose connection methods have changed several times. The original
hoses connected to a threaded shank with a compression nut. Your faucet may still have this style of connection.
Simply turn the compression nut counterclockwise when you are looking straight up at it. Caution-cover your eyes by wearing safety goggles when working upside down under the kitchen sink.
Use a small Crescent wrench or basin wrench to unscrew the connection.
New spray hose connections are generally push fittings. This means that the hose connection
simply slides up on a smooth shank and seal with an O-ring or two. Disconnection these push fittings can be a
bit tricky, it would really be to your benefit to find your faucets original maintenance instructions. Some of
the connections use springs to them on, and some use plastic clips that squeezed or spread apart.
Use Caution-You can easily break these small plastic fittings. If you are installing a new set with
sprayer and hose, it may not be big deal.
Slide the new hose and
connection through the Glacier Bay side spray-RP36031 guide. Push the hose connection up on the faucet shank
until you hear a small click. Turn the water on and test the connection for leaks. If you do find water leaking
from the hose connection, turn the faucet off and replace both the faucet shank O-rings-RP60002. If the hose
connection will not stay on the faucet shank when under full pressure, replace the connection locking mechanism,