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  • jerij2001 Jan 10, 2009

    I understand I need a new cartridge but how do I get the lever off? I don't see any fasteners or anything.


  • pachyderm Jan 21, 2009

    I'm having the same issue. I'm a plumbing idiot and can't seem to find the installation manual. If anyone can post a "how do I get the cartridge out b/c that's why the lever won't stay up when you turn it on" guide or link to such a guide, please let me know.

  • Anonymous May 01, 2009

    I have the same problem: the lever don't stay up. It's been told that need to change the cartridge, but how do I take the lever apart? where ca I see a parts/assemble diagram?



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The cartridge is worn
Solution: remove cartridge take to hd or lowes or ace and match up with new and replace

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