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Unable to pull spout to replace O'Ring in Kohler Faucet F10416

I am trying to replace the o'rings and spout bearings to fix a leak (from just under the bonnet above the spout). Kohler instructions ask me to pull the spout to remove it from the body and expose the o'rings. However, regardless of how hard I try, the spout refuses to pull out. What can I do to solve the problem?
Going by the diagram shown on this Kohler website,

[www.kohlerserviceparts.kohler.com]

I have removed everything shown above the spout. Also, I am following Kohler's service kit instructions reproduced below:

1. Turn off water supply
2. Remove handle from faucet
3. Turn bonnet counterclockwise to remove from valve
4. Hold the base of the spout and pull up to remove spout from body
** THIS IS WHERE I AM STUCK **

5. Note the location of the bearings and O-rings on the body
6. Remove and discard existing bearings and O-rings
7. Using silicone lubricant provided, lubricate the new bearings and O-rings
8. Place the new bearing(s) and O-rings on the body in the same location as previously installed.

9. Reassemble the spout onto the body
10. Reinstall the bonnet
11. Align underside of handle with valve stem, then gently slide the handle into the valve system.
12. Secure the handle to the faucet
13. Turn on water supply. Check for proper operation.

I hope I am not missing something obvious.

Thanks for your help!
RJ

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They just pull out, sometimes things get stuck and I cant get them lose as a plumber and you just have to buy a new one...dont feel bad

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Need to replace O Ring but cant pull the spout off


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BALL-TYPE SINGLE-LEVER FAUCETS

  • The single-handle faucet with a ball inside to control both hot and cold water may either leak at the spigot or at the handle. A handle leak is usually caused by improper adjusting-ring tension. Simply adjust the tension to stop the leak. Leaks at the handle can also result from a worn cam gasket. Dripping from the spigot is usually caused by worn spring-loaded, soft rubber seat assemblies.

  • Parts for ball-type faucets are available in kits. Get the spring/seats kit for spigot leaks, or the complete kit for handle leaks. It may be advisable to use the complete kit to replace all working parts of the faucet at the same time. In any case, you'll need a kit containing the spanner/hex wrench for removing the handle (hex end) and turning the adjusting ring (spanner end).

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