I'm trying to remove a Moen kitchen faucet. It is a single-lever faucet with a separate spray hose.

I disconnected all the supply lines and spray hose. But now I'm having trouble removing the faucet body. There is a bracket underneath the sink, and a nut holding the faucet in place. However, even though I loosened the nut, the faucet still won't come off. There is a gap in the threads on the bolt that seems to prevent the bolt from being removed entirely. Hopefully this all makes sense when you see the picture.

What do I need to do to remove the faucet?Closeup of bracket, bolt, and nut

  • is that hex slot in the end of the threaded rod? ... the section looks like and extension, or a break-off-to-desired-length rod
    – jsotola
    Jul 18, 2021 at 20:33

1 Answer 1


That nut needs to come all the way off. There may be yet another nut below (above?) it which needs to also come off. The hold-down plate will then slide down and off, allowing faucet removal from the top.

Liberal amounts of spray penetrant will help immensely, and some force may be needed (strike with a long-handled tool) to bust that plate free from its position.

  • Thank you! So I can still remove the nut(s) even with that big gap in the threads? I haven't tried putting a lot of force on it because I was afraid the nut(s) might get stuck. Jul 18, 2021 at 19:59
  • Thanks Jimmy Fix-it! I was able to get the nut off. Jul 18, 2021 at 20:42

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service and acknowledge you have read our privacy policy.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.