Installing New Valves (GP77005-RP and GP77006-RP) in a Two Handle Faucet
Although Kohler faucets are made with the highest quality, like anything else with moving parts, they may need service from time to time. Kohler faucets are designed for the homeowner to repair. Installing new valves in a two handle faucet is something almost anyone can do!
- Turn off the water to your faucet and remove the handle (Fig. 1). On most two-handled faucets, this can be done by unscrewing the bonnet under the lever. On knob style faucets, a plug button covers the screw to remove the handle.
- With the handle removed, the top of the valve will be visible (Fig. 2). Some faucets have an adapter over the stem of the valve. Remove this to remove the valve, but save it for use after the new valve is installed.
- Use an adjustable or fixed wrench, or a 5/8 inch deep socket wrench, to loosen the valve by turning it counterclockwise (Fig. 3).
- Remove the valve (Fig. 4).
- Install the new valve by screwing it back into the faucet, turning clockwise. Tighten the valve with the wrench to 1/8 to 1/4 turn past hand tight.
- Before reassembling the handle, turn the water back on to check for leaks.
- Once you have made sure there are no leaks, reassemble the remaining parts.
Fig. 3 Fig. 4