'99 Hansgrohe Aktiva Family Set. All heads & controls are leaking
I would like to tighten up the control knobs and heads, but I'm not sure how to remove them. Do they unscrew or pop them off? Also, the temperature control knob is loose, but I'm not sure how to remove that either. Thank you.
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Re: '99 Hansgrohe Aktiva Family Set. All heads & controls...
The temp control knobs have little plastic tabs over the hot and cold handles. To remove them take a flat blade screw driver( small with sharp head) or a small pen knife( cover drain with a wash cloth and pop the tabs off
Take a medium size phillips screw driver and tighten the screw
Put tab back o and you are done
If they work loos again remov e tabs, screws put loctite ( You can get a small tube for m ace or hd) screw threads and tighten
Temp control knob either has same tab or has a hex type of set screw or has a large lock nut
use a channel lock pliars over nut ( protect chrome finish by putting washcloth over then put wrench over cloth
You mentioned heads I am assuming shower head you need to use an adjuatible wrench to turn the nut (at head) and a vice rip or chanel locks over washcloth around the eustaceon ( chrome pipe coming out of wall
If you have teflon tape put that on the threads of showr head and tighten
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Whole tap, there is a nut underneath that needs tightening. Don't over tighten it.
Just the knob or lever that you turn to turn on and off? You will find a small screw at the rear. It is a set screw, so it doesn't have a head, it just sits in a hole. Usually a hex key to tighten it. The hole is often filled with gunk so clean it first with an old toothbrush. The set screw is often sticky so undo it I turn before you tighten, lift the knob off, screw the screw in until you see it coming out of the inside to clean the threads. Unscrew the screw back out, replace the knob and tighten it.
If the shower head itself is leaking there may be a service kit for it. If not we can help if we know what model it is. If you need help identifying the shower head feel free to contact Hansgrohe Tech. 1-800-334-0455. Press 2 for Technical and ask for David Scarborough. I'd be happy to help.
On this model the escutcheons will turn counter clockwise and the whole handle will lift off as one unit. In some cases water deposits can cause the handle to stick and you may need to use CLR to lossen the deposits. In some other cases installers will put the handle on first and then tighten the valve to the deck. This causes the handle to be too tight to the deck and can strip the handle fixation. Try loosening the the valve set below the handle and see if the handle is easier to remove once the valve is loosened. If you need further help feel free to contact me at Hansgrohe Technical Services at 1-800-334-0455. Press 2 for Tech and ask for David Scarborough.
First you will need to tighten the set screw all the way back in. The use your 4mm hex wrench to turn the screw 4 complete turns counter clockwise. Then remove your hex wrench and the handle should come off. There will be a dome shaped cover with blue and red indicator marks. This will simply pull off the cartridge nut. It is held on by o-ring tension only. Once removed you will see the large hex head of the cartridge retainer nut. Loosen this nut and the nut and cartridge will come out of the faucet. Don't be alarmed if your new cartridge is smaller than your old one. There has been a design change in the cartridge so it will fit smaller bodied faucets but will still replace the older thicker cartidge. If you need any further information feel free to give me a call at Hansgrohe. 1-800-334-0455. Press 2 for tech and ask for David Scarborough. I'd be glad to help.