Kohler gooseneck faucets feature an arching spout that is connected to a faucet base with a bearing. This bearing allows the faucet to rotate from side to side. If you need to remove the spout to replace it or to repair one of the parts, all you need to do is disconnect the spout from the base.
The project takes about twenty minutes even for the inexperienced gooseneck faucet owner. This applies to the K-6130 and K-6131 Kohler gooseneck faucets, along with similar models.
- Allen wrench
- Small pliers
Turn the water to the Kohler gooseneck faucet off, by shutting both water pipe valves under your kitchen sink. This prevents an accidental water leak and spillage during the repair, when your remove the gooseneck faucet spout. You can remove the spout without shutting off the water if you do not plan to remove the cartridge, but it is a good idea to take this extra step anyway.
Locate the screw head on the back of the Kohler gooseneck faucet spout near the bottom where it attaches to the faucet’s base. In your instruction manual, this base is called the faucet’s yoke.
Insert an Allen wrench into the screw head and turn counterclockwise to remove it. Hold the nut at the base of the screw head with a pair of small pliers if the nut begins to turn.
Grip the top of the faucet’s spout with your hand and pull up on the spout. Turn the spout from side to side to lift it out of the yoke.
Remove the O ring, a small rubber gasket, the bearing, a tubular shaped part, and the adapter kit, a cylindrical part, from the spout base with the tip of the Allen wrench. Tilt the spout on its end to persuade those difficult parts out if necessary.
After you remove the Kohler gooseneck faucet spout, replace it by repeating the steps in reverse.
Note: Your Kohler gooseneck faucet may have different parts, and therefore require different steps. If you encounter different parts, read your owners manual for exact instructions on how to remove the spout.
Most Kohler gooseneck faucets include a bearing and set screw behind the spout, but some pull down models simply snap and lock into place.