How to tighten a loose Moen single handle kitchen faucet (Easy, Simple steps to follow)

Are you facing loose faucet handle problems? That is making your everyday washing and cleaning tasks difficult. Here is a complete solution with a step by step guide on how to tighten a loose Moen single handle kitchen faucet.

Trust me; this is not a big issue. You can solve this problem on your own, so you don’t need to call a plumber for such an easy Do It Yourself project.

You should need some tools and courage to complete the procedure. So Gather the required tools and start the process. 

If your faucet’s base is also loose, don’t worry because we will also guide you on how to tighten a loose Moen kitchen faucet base.

What tools you will need to complete the task:

  • Mini-knife / flathead screwdriver
  • Allen wrench
  • Tooth-brush
  • Hand gloves
  • head-light
  • Basin wrench
  • A piece of cloth or towel

How to tighten a loose Moen single handle kitchen faucet:

We are giving you a complete step by step procedure to follow. So let’s get started to tighten a loose Moen single handle kitchen faucet and base.

Shut off the water supply:

Before starting the procedure, you should shut off the water supply. Locate under the sink, and shut off both cold and hot water supply lines.

If you cannot find both shut-off valves under the sink, you should turn off your home’s main water supply line.

Cover the sink drain:

You should cover the sink drain because you might lose essential and crucial nuts if you don’t cover them. Some nuts and screws are tiny and delicate, so before removing them, cover the drain to save them.

If you lose any nut or screw, you have to buy new from the hardware store. All this process will become the reason for wasting your time. Cover the drain to finish your job quickly and effortlessly.

Turn on the faucet to relieve remaining pressure:

Turn on the faucet and release the remaining air pressure and water bubbles. Don’t forget to relieve air pressure and water bubbles. Because if you don’t do this, your handle tightening tasks will become rugged and tough.

Remove the cap or nut:

After relieving the remaining air pressure, locate at the handle and see the cap or nut your faucet has.

After locating the nut or cap, use a mini-knife, flathead screwdriver or your fingernail to remove it.

Find the hide setscrew:

After removing the cap or button, now it’s time to insert an Allen wrench into the hole. After that, try to find the set screw. 

Tighten the setscrew:

After finding the set screw under the cap or button, now it’s time to use an Allen wrench to tighten the setscrew. 

Don’t apply too much force to tighten the setscrew. Move Allen wrench clockwise to tighten the setscrew.

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Check everything is working perfectly:

After tightening the setscrew, reverse the steps back and turn on the faucet. Also, check the tightness of the faucet handle.

If everything is working perfectly, then your job has been done! But if the base of your faucet is also leaking, then keep reading our guide.

How to tighten a loose Moen kitchen faucet base:

You should follow some same steps to tighten the Moen kitchen faucet base.

  • Shut off the water supply lines
  • Cover the drain of the sink
  • Turn on the faucet and remove any remaining water bubbles or air.

Clean the mounting nuts:

Under the sink, you will find nuts holding the faucet with the sink. If nuts are visible, then move towards the next step.

If you are unable to find nuts, use a head-light. Head-light will help you to find nuts easily and effortlessly.

But if your faucet’s nuts are dirty and corroded, use spray on the nuts and use the brush to clean them.

Tighten the nuts:

Now it’s time to tighten the nuts of the base of the sink. Use a basin wrench to tighten the nuts.

Use gentle pressure to tighten the nuts. Don’t apply too much force because if you do, then maybe the result will be the breakage of nuts or something else.

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Check everything is working perfectly, and nuts are tight:

After tightening the faucet base’s nuts, don’t forget to check, they are correctly tightened or not. 

Because if the nuts do not correctly tighten, you may again face the same problem.

Faqs:

How do you tighten a kitchen faucet spout?

Handle and base are the main parts of the spout. Usually, the handle or base gets loosened and starts leaking. So it would be best if you worked on both these parts to tighten them. 

Suppose you don’t know how to tighten them. Then my bro read our full guide on how to tighten a loose Moen kitchen faucet handle and base.

How do you fix a loose handle on a Moen bathroom faucet?

Can I tighten the faucet myself?

Yes, of course! You can easily tighten the faucet by reading our full guide and watching the videos we gave in our directory.

Things to keep in mind:

Don’t forget to do’s

  • Shut off the water supply
  • Cover the drain
  • Remove remaining air pressure and water bubbles.
  • Use hand gloves while tightening the nuts and screws.
  • Gather all tools before starting the procedure
  • In the end, check everything is working perfectly.

Conclusion:

I am sure now you will be able to tighten the Moen kitchen faucet handle and base. If you tighten both handle and base nuts, your Moen kitchen faucet loosened spout will be solved.

It would be best to have the tools and courage to complete or finish the job without anybody’s help.

So muster up some courage and do this job yourself. Good luck!