How To Remove Kitchen Faucet Handle Without Screws? Detail Guideline

After a long use time, the douche will be significantly worn out, so the quality will be poor. If your fixture is leaking or damaged, it’s time for a replacement. This is the most effective way to fix the problem of leaking water.

To do that, you need to unbolt its pad, which is a challenge for first-timers. However, please do not rush to find a professional plumber; we will help you do it yourself.

Now, let’s find the answer to the question: how to remove kitchen faucet handle without screws in the article below.

How Do You Unscrew A Faucet Handle?  

It is not difficult to find ways to remove the douche on the internet; yet, not all methods are easy to do. So here is a simple and effective shortcut that we would like to suggest to you.

Tools to prepare before starting:

  • Pliers: 1 pair
  • Wrench: Allen + Adjustable one
  • Screwdriver (flat head)
  • Pull handle: 1 set
  • White vinegar
  • Fabric: 1 piece

After preparing all the above tools, follow the steps below.

Step 1: Lock The Water Supply


Whatever faucet you’re using, the first thing you need to do to remove the holder is cut off the water supply valve. You can choose either way to get started: turn off the household water supply or turn off the two water supply valves under the sink.

Turn the pad (clockwise) with the valve closed until you feel a tight grip. After locking the shut-off valve successfully, don’t forget to check if the water is still coming out by turning the holder.

Turning this pad is also a way for you to drain any remaining water in the hose and release the pressure in the line.

If the water still drips out after the valve is locked, something must go wrong inside. One possibility is that it is worn out; now, you need to think about finding a new valve for your fixture.

Step 2: Remove The Faucet Cap


After cutting the waterline, take out the cap on its top. We want to emphasize that this step only applies to models with caps; If not, you can skip it.

When the process calls for a screwdriver, make sure you get the right flathead. Most manufacturers place the cap on the top of the holder; Still, you can spot the cap on the sides for some models. After removing the cover, you will see an exposed set screw.

Step 3: Unbolt The Set Screw

Before you begin, remember to close the drain cover. Many people often forget this step when removing a screw and accidentally dropping it in the sink.

This is a pretty serious mistake because it would be difficult to tighten the kitchen douche pad without this detail. Thus, it is better to glance at the drain first and pick up the Allen wrench or spanner.

Step 4: Unfasten The Handle

Once the screw is removed, pull the holder out slowly and gently. Use the pliers we mentioned above, or you can also use the pad puller.

One point to note here is that you will need a protective film on the bottom to prevent the spout from being scratched. That’s why we recommend preparing a piece of fabric. If you don’t cover the bottom, dirt can build up and sacrifice its shine.

Step 5: Clean Mineral Residue

Mineral deposits are the enemy of douches because the accumulation of this waste over time can reduce the device’s performance. Fortunately, you can get rid of them all by using white vinegar.

Don’t forget to check it for any defects. Unusual spots on the cartridge will signal that it’s time to buy a new one.

Replacing the cartridge is not too difficult. You can easily find it at stores specializing in kitchen supplies, electrical and plumbing equipment, or e-commerce platforms.

The variety of styles and brands can confuse you when you get lost in the maze, though. Some people just buy what catches their eye, and as a result, the cartridge doesn’t match the one in your kitchen.

Therefore, do not forget to bring the defective one to the store to find the same one.

To replace the cartridge, you need:

  • Unbolt retaining nut
  • Unfasten clamp retainer
  • Unbolt O-ring
  • Insert the new toner cartridge

Once done, you should clean the holder and fix other problems. Reassemble the parts in the reverse order of your disassembly to ensure nothing is left behind.


You have to unfasten your kitchen douche for many reasons; it can be due to a problem with the nozzle, cartridge, leaky hydrant, etc.

If you’ve never done this before, the task might put you in a pickle. However, it’s completely doable by following suit with the right steps as we guide above.

With the article on how to remove kitchen faucet handle without screws, hopefully, we will save you a hassle.

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Edvian Berrios is a homeowner who has become a plumbing expert through self-study and practical experience. Despite not being a professional plumber, Berrios's deep understanding of fixtures and do-it-yourself techniques has enabled him to successfully handle even the most challenging plumbing problems in his own homes.