K1265 XL Conversion Kit for M76 Deck Mount

Things You May Need: basin wrench, adjustable wrench, arc-joint pliers, 3/8” and 15/32” open end wrenches, plumber’s putty, Phillips screwdriver, bucket, towels, safety goggles. Plug your drain(s) so that no small parts will go down the drain if you drop them.

  • Select the un-notched hose guide with escutcheon. Make sure the O-ring seal is in place on the bottom side of the escutcheon. Place that set in either the far right hole of the sink or countertop, or far left hole, based upon your decision for right-hand or left-hand installation.
  • Select the notched hose guide with crowned and rubber washers. Place that set in the center hole of the remaining three holes.

It will be more convenient to have a helper hold the hose guides in place for completion of the next 3 steps. Place a couple towels on the bottom of the cabinet to cushion your back. Wear safety goggles.

  • From beneath the sink, screw a flange nut onto each of the hose guides.
  • Firmly tighten the nut on the un-notched hose guide.
  • On the notched hose guide, leave the nut just loose enough to allow the hose guide to be rotated from above the sink.
  • Remove the screws from the faucet handles.
  • Remove the handles.
  • Remove the knurled cover retaining rings - do not remove the retaining caps
  • Remove the decorative face plate and chrome cover.
  • Attach the copper tube assembly to the right side of valve body center section and tighten securely with a 3/8” open end wrench. The free end should point downward away from the faucet.
  • Attach one end of the clear plastic tube w/springs to the projection on the detergent tank.

  • Place crowned steel washers, crown side first, onto the long end of the deck unions.
  • Place large black washers onto the long end of the deck unions and slide them up tight to the steel washers.
  • Place O-rings into the grooves in the face of the short end of the deck unions - O-rings MUST be used for proper installation. Failure to install the O-rings WILL cause the faucet to leak.
  • Attach the deck union assemblies to the valve seats by screwing the union coupling nuts to the short end of the deck union assemblies - these are not tapered pipe threads and should not be over-tightened. The watertight seal is made by the O-rings.
  • Lower the black detergent hose down through the un-notched hose guide until the brush handle rests in the hose guide.
  • From beneath the sink, push the free end of the hose up through the notched hose guide - caution: the black hose must be free to move. Do NOT loop the hose around water supply lines or drain pipes.
  • Attach the black hose to the copper tube assembly and tighten securely. Use 3/8” and 15/32" open end wrenches.
  • Slide the free end of the plastic tube w/springs over the flared copper tube on the hose assembly.

It will be more convenient to have a helper hold the faucet in place until completion of the next four steps.

  • Position the faucet on the sink/countertop.
  • Rotate the notched hose guide as needed so that both the copper tube and plastic tube w/spring lie in the notch.
  • Firmly tighten the nut on the notched hose guide.
  • From beneath the sink, screw a white plastic deck union locknut onto each deck union and firmly tighten while your helper holds the faucet in position.
  • Reinstall the chrome cover.
  • Reinstall the decorative faceplate.
  • Reinstall the knurled cover retaining rings.
  • Slightly engage the knurl on the handle with the knurl on the hot valve stem and turn clockwise until the valve is just snug (counter-clockwise for cold side).
  • Remove the handle.
  • Position the handle in front of the stem at the 9 o’clock position (3 o’clock for cold side).
  • Reinstall the handle by fully engaging the knurls.
  • Reinstall the screw.
  • Put the end of one of the supply lines in a bucket. Gently open the shut-off valve and allow water to flow until foreign matter no longer comes out. Repeat same procedure with the other supply line.

Important: for next 2 steps. The deck unions are ½” straight iron pipe. They are NOT tapered pipe threads. The watertight seal is made by the gasket on the supply line. Do NOT over-tighten the water supply lines.

  • Attach the cold water supply line to the right deck union body. Tighten only enough to seat the gasket in the supply line.
  • Attach the hot water supply line to the left deck union body. Tighten only enough to seat the gasket in the supply line.
  • Unscrew the aerator assembly from the end of the faucet spout by turning left (counter-clockwise). Be certain to remove the black seal along with the aerator. It will sometimes stick to the spout rather than come off with the aerator.
  • Gently open the cold water supply shutoff valve. Examine the water supply line and fittings to make sure there are no leaks. If there is a leak, tighten the fitting enough to stop the leak.
  • Repeat for the hot water side.
  • Slowly open the faucet handles. It is not unusual for air or air/water mixed to come out until the water lines fully refill with water. Allow the water to run until the air is out of the lines and foreign matter has flushed from the lines. Close the faucet handles.
  • Check again for leaks. When all is well, re-attach the aerator assembly.
  • If water drips from the end of the spout see Adjust Handles