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Kitchen Faucet Will Not Retract Or Pull Out

Kitchen faucet sprayer hard to pull out or put back in? We have a pull-out spray style kitchen faucet, the problem is that the hose won’t retract back into the faucet itself. I researched some repair websites and they all talk about a weight that is attached to the retracting hose to help it retract back in. My problem is that no one specifies where the weight is located. If there is a weight attached to the hose, what do I need to adjust it to get the hose to retract again?

Pull Out Kitchen Faucet Will Not Retract Or Pull OutPull Out Kitchen Faucet Will Not Retract Or Pull Out
Is it stuck on something or is it broken?

You do NOT need to dismantle the faucet either above the sink or under the sink. These common kitchen pull-out faucets have a weight in the middle of the spray hose (the hose you see when you pull the faucet out) this simple weight limits how far you can extend the spray hose and helps it retract back into the faucet spout.

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This type of weight uses screws to attach it to the spray hose

You need to look under your sink. Find the spray hose that is the one that you use when you pull out the faucet. On that hose should be a small weight. It is usually held to the hose with 2 screws. Use either a Phillips screwdriver or straight screwdriver will be the tool you need to adjust, move, or add a weight to the kitchen faucet hose.

location of kitchen spray hose weightLocation of kitchen spray hose weight compared to faucet location (under sink)

If you do not have a spray hose weight (Spray Hose Weight Kit) for your kitchen faucet, purchase one at any home improvement store or Amazon for about 10 bucks. Once you have your weight, measure about 14 inches down on the spray hose from the bottom of the faucet. Next use your screwdriver and attach the two parts of the weight to the hose. Screw it together and the test to be sure your kitchen sink pull-out pulls out and retracts.

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This type of weight just snaps onto your spray hose

Sometimes the spray hose weight and the spray hose can get hung up on some of the plumbing under your sink. Simply reposition the spray hose or move the weight up or down to avoid it getting caught on anything under the sink.

weight on kitchen spray hose held on by screwsWeight on kitchen spray hose held on by screws

Most of the time, the spray hose or weight will get caught on the water-pipe valve. If so, then as we said before reposition the hose or weight to avoid this from happening again.

How to Replace a Hose in Your Pullout Kitchen Faucet
This video will show you where the weight is located and how everything works

If you know of a better way to fix a kitchen faucet that will not retract, please leave a comment below.

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4 thoughts on “Kitchen Faucet Will Not Retract Or Pull Out”

  1. We just put a new faucet with sprayer in and it feel like it is bound up.
    It is hard to pull down and you have to force it up.
    It’s a mobile home so not sure if that makes difference.

  2. Scott,
    Intrigued by your solution. Could you point out to (link) the curtain ring you are referring to?
    Any YouTube videos out there to show what you are suggesting ? Thx !

  3. I have found that if you remove the weight from the hose. Then suspend it from the hose by a newer style shower curtain ring, the ones with the plastic rollers so it doesn’t hurt the hose, it will retract better and will have the full range of the hose to use.

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