How To Tighten Kitchen Faucet Nut Under Sink [Detailed Guide]

No one wants to use a loose Faucet in his kitchen. A tight kitchen faucet helps to complete the job on time. The nut that secures the kitchen faucet in its place is located under the sick.

You can secure the kitchen faucet by tightening this under the sink nut. Most brands provide complete instructions about how to tighten kitchen faucet nuts under the sink while some are not.

If you don’t have any knowledge about this fix then this guide will really help you.

What Is Faucet

When you wash your hand or do any other activity a Faucet control the flow of water from the sink. If it gets loose it causes a waste of water which is very annoying.

5 Easy Steps To Tightened Kitchen Faucet Nut Under Sink

If you haven’t done this job before then it seems a tedious job for you but it doesn’t. The one thing that makes this job complicated, is if some portion of the under-the-sink assembly could be corroded.

5 easy ways to tighten the kitchen faucet nut that is located under the sink

So the question is…

1. How To Tighten Kitchen Faucet Base?

The whole task can be completed easily if you have the right tools.

Kitchen Faucet Tightening Tools

  • A basin wrench
  • Plier(Adjustable)

Apart from basin wretch and plier you have to use a light object maybe a torch or a headlamp. Although a headlamp is a good option here because often light doesn’t reach the bottom part of a basin.

2. Make Some Space Under The Sink If Not

Most of the kitchen basins come with shelves installed. Take a look at the under your kitchen basin and if it also has a shelve then try to remove it to create some space to go further.

If your kitchen basin has a sink-p trap then open it by using an adjustable plier. Remove it by unscrewing all the nuts that hold the sink tailpiece and wall drain.

3. Take Someone Help To Keep Faucet Steady

After finding the nut, you need to keep steady the position of the faucet and you can’t do this alone. Take the help of someone to keep it steady and align its position center according to the wall behind it.

Now you are ready to work with the loosened nut. For this go underneath the kitchen basin sink.

But wait it is too dark to work here…

Here you can either use a torch light or a headlamp. If you don’t have a headlamp then you can use a torch to make the nut area visible with the help of someone.

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4. Use Your Hand To Tighten Kitchen Faucet Nut Under The Sink

Initially, a loose screw needs some handwork to tighten, tight it as much as you can with your fingers. After that, you need to use some tools to tighten it perfectly.

5. Use Basin Wrench To Tighten The Kitchen Faucet Nut Under The Sink

After the handwork over the sink nut, now use a basin wrench to tighten it and rest on the way. A-Basin Wretch has grooved jaws and a long handle. Its long handle helps to reach the under-the-sink nut and when you get there, grab the sink nut by using the grooved jaws of the basin wrench and rotate its handle clockwise.

basin wrench
Basin wrench

Doing this will make the nut of the kitchen Faucet tight. Keep rotating the wrench handle until the nut is tightened properly and the position of the kitchen faucet becomes stationary.

A basin wrench works great if the size of the nut is around 1 inch or less. If the size of the kitchen faucet nut is larger than this, then you can tight it by using your fingers and by an adjustable wrench. Some new sink nuts are designed to have two screws on either side that can be tightened by hand.

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How To Tighten Moen Kitchen Faucet Nut Under Sink

Tightening the Moen Kitchen Faucet nut under the sink is a little bit easier than other brands of kitchen faucets. If you have a Moen kitchen faucet then it comes with a special long and deep nut driver tool.

This tool is included with the assembly you have purchased. simply follow these simple steps to tighten the nut under the sink of a Moen kitchen faucet:

  1. First, you have to close the knob of the water supply inlets for both hot and cold water that is located below the faucet.
  2. Now use the right tools to ensure proper safety:
  • A screwdriver
  • Adjustable wrench
  • Safety glasses

3. Here before tightening the nut of your kitchen faucet make sure that the handle is at the right of you and the spout is in front of you.

4. Must check, if the mounting washer is corroded or not. If corroded then replace it with the new one because a corroded mounting washer becomes loose to hold the sink nut tightly in its place.

5. Now take the mounting nut and by using your hand turn it clockwise but before tight is completely make sure the handle of the kitchen faucet is on your right side and the spout is in front of you.

After tightening the mounting nut as much as you can with your fingers now use the installation tool to tighten it perfectly so that the kitchen faucet doesn’t move from its place.

Additionally, use a screwdriver and put it at the end of the tightening tool to make the tightening process easier.

Finally, keep attention on the rough edge of the faucet sink. Now use a hose guide nut and rotate it clockwise to secure the sink hose from the pull-down and rubbing against the edges.


Losing the nut of any kitchen appliance is quite normal with the time the parts wear out. You can fix them by following the simple steps listed above, by using some tools, and by your brain.

It takes some time and effort but when you’ve completed the job successfully, you will feel great.

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