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Eljer lavatory faucet will not shut off. Chrome knob is stuck.

I cannot get access to the faucet stem.I have pushed in the retainer, but cannot remove the chrome knob. Have drilled a hole just above the retainer and flooded inside with liquid wrench. Has sat for several weeks with more liquid wrench added. Called plumber thinking they might have a special removal tool. But, no. The plumber left because he could not remove. I am considering making a hack saw cut above the retainer, hoping i can insert a flat tool and pry the inside brass piece from the chrome. Suggestions appreciated.
Tom Gray

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  • Anonymous Dec 26, 2008

    Having same problem with eljer chrome shower knob not coming off. Even with pulling on the knob while holding the pin in and having a 2nd person banging a wrench on the back side of the knob, no luck. If I pull any harder I'm afraid of breaking the brass screw inside or pulling the whole unit out of the wall. Please let me know if you've found a solution.


  • Chris Ballard
    Chris Ballard May 11, 2010

    Is your model a wide spread (8" center)? What is a description of the retainer you refer to and where is it in relation to the handle?



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If you are trying to remove the handle you need a handle removal tool sold at all hardware stores

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use baking soda to remove the corrosion mix a little in apaper cup and brush on with toth brush

I do not have a clear picture but can you not put two screw drivers under the lip of the chrome and pry up

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