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Grohe trim pressure balance valve

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I have a leaky shower and am trying to remove the shower handle. It's a grohe shower and the handle is a "trim pressure balance valve"
http://www.grohecatalog.com/product/19716/
i'm trying to remove the handle and having a very hard time. any ideas?

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Try unscrewing the cap while holding the lever

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I looked at it and there might be a press in cap with a screw underneath where the grohe label is. there also may be a set screw around the shoulder of the handle where an allen hex wrench fits to losen its clamp on the stem. also.......some handles just snap on and just pull off with some tugging and wiggling them just right.

Posted on Jan 23, 2009

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