faucets I'm trying to repair a leak in both faucets in this sink.

I think the first step is to remove the faucet but can't figure out how to do this.

I can't see a set screw. I tried gently prying with a screwdriver. I tried unscrewing the skirt by hand. I tried unscrewing the handle parts. These appear to be caulked on. There is no brand name visible.

I don't want to use too much force if doing it the wrong way.

Do I have to remove by undoing the nut on the supply line? There isn't a lot of room to access these nuts so not sure what tool to use, which is why I haven't attempted this. The whole thing looks fairly old since the supply line is a solid metal tube, not flexible.

Any ideas on how to remove these faucets?

  • Hold handle steady while turning the base counterclockwise. You may be able to do this by hand or might need a strap wrench
    – Kris
    Jan 14, 2019 at 2:45
  • See this diy.stackexchange.com/a/151923/46271. Very similar
    – Kris
    Jan 14, 2019 at 2:52
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    Possible duplicate of Any thoughts on how to remove this faucet / handle
    – Kris
    Jan 14, 2019 at 3:00
  • I believe there is cap on the back of the handle that pops off, closets part to faucet. You then loosen a screw there to remove the handle. The rest then screws off or lifts off. Jan 14, 2019 at 15:23

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faucet disassembled

Thank you Kris -- it was possible to unscrew the base. I ended up using a basin wrench to loosen the locking nut underneath the sink a tiny bit and then that made it really easy to loosen the faucet by hand.

  • Welcome back, and thanks for posting your own solution. You can mark your answer as "accepted" by clicking the checkmark; it won't give you points, but it'll help future people with the same question. Mar 23, 2020 at 3:06

The logo on the sink below the overflow says KOHLER. They are very helpful if you just give them a call 1 (800) 456-4537. I would say a simple email to one of their specialists will have you going in no time.

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