4 Steps to fix a Sink Sprayer with low water pressure

Sometimes when you have used your Kitchen Sink sprayer for a long time, you will start noticing that the water doesn’t come out with as much pressure as it used to do initially. This could be due to a couple of reasons and you can determine it yourself without the help of any professional plumber. Just follow these steps and you would be able to solve the issue yourself.

Tools needed:

  • Pliers
  • Wrench
  • Water Container
  • Vinegar or Lemon Juice
  • A brush
  • Replacement parts


Step 1: Determine the Cause

The first step would be to examine what is the problem with your sprayer. Turn on the faucet and check if the sprayer is leaking or if the hose is leaking. It is most likely that if the hose is leaking water then your sprayer is jammed due to the mineral deposits and you will need to clean it to free it of all dirt and grime. But if your hose also doesn’t leak water, then there might a clogging in the water valves and you would need to get that cleaned or replaced. Finding what the cause of the low water pressure is essential to find a solution.

Step 2: Disassemble the Sprayer

Once you have figured out the issue and you find out that the low water pressure is due to the sprayer or its hose, then you would need to detach the sprayer from the sink and the faucet. But before you do that, remember to switch off the main water so that you are not sprayed with water when you disassemble the sprayer. You would need to use a pair of pliers or the wrench to separate the hose from the base.

Step 3: Solve the issue

Now that your sprayer and hose are detached from the sink, you can check the diverter first. A diverter is responsible for letting the water flow to the sprayer instead of the faucet and if this part is worn out, it might be the reason for the low water pressure. So check what the issue with the diverter is, if it is clogged with debris you can simply remove it and soak it in a vinegar or lemon juice solution to clean it of all the debris. If it is a more difficult clog, you can use a brush to clean it free.

If it is not the diverter which is creating the low water pressure, then you would need to separate the sprayer from the hose and check both the parts for any type of damage. If the hose is damaged and worn out from places, then chances are you need to replace the hose. But if you notice that there is some clogging in the hose then use the vinegar or lemon juice solution to free the hose of all the buildup.

If you notice a clogging in the spray head’s aerator, then clean it in the similar way as the diverter and the hose. Once you have cleaned all the parts, make sure all the other parts are not missing and replace any part which is. If the faucet seems to be beyond repair then you can find the reviews for the best faucets out there at https://homeguyd.com/best-kitchen-faucets-reviews/.

Step 4: Reassemble the Sprayer

Once you have cleaned and replaced the faulty parts, re-attach the sprayer and the hose to each other and the sink and turn on the main water to check if the sprayer is still facing this issue. Make sure you tighten all the joints to avoid any future leakages.