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Re: Faucet handle stuck
Most times you need a special tool when this happens,it is called a handle puller. you can buy this at home depot.use as instructed.the handle will come off with ease with this tool.good luck with your project.
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I think you might need a handle remover tool. It looks like two "L"'s facing each other with a long screw going through the top of the two L's . With a T handle at the top. The two L's go up under the bottom of the faucet handle, and the long screw fits into the screw hole for the faucet handle. A dozen turns or so and the handle pops off the valve stem. Cost about 10-15 dollars at any hardware store. hope this helps.
Close the hot and cold water valves in the cabinet beneath the sink to shut the water supply off to the bath faucet.
Remove the bath faucet's handle to access the valve cartridge. The faucet handle is removed by first detaching the handle's insert cap using the tip of a screwdriver or utility knife to expose the handle screw. Remove the handle screw with a Phillips screwdriver, then pull the handle off the valve cartridge stem.
Loosen and remove the cartridge valve nut with an adjustable wrench. Some faucet models retain the valve cartridge with a snap ring and are removed with snap ring pliers.
Pull the old valve cartridge out of the bath faucet base, using pliers.
Insert the new replacement valve cartridge into the faucet housing and replace the nut or snap ring removed in Step 3, using an adjustable wrench or snap ring pliers.
Reinstall the faucet's handle onto the valve cartridge post, then secure the handle's screw, using a screwdriver.
Replace the insert cap into the handle to cover the handle's screw hole.
Turn on the hot and cold water valves beneath the sink to restore the water supply.
There is a allen set screw on the handle it may have a cap over it locate it and unloosen screw and remove handle then un screw bonnet nut then replacement kits available at most hardware,home improvement,or plumbing stores take note of how the parts are removed so to reinstall the way they came out.
pop the cap off top of handle with steak knife, screw is underneath,unless yours is like the one pictured,then its an allan screw from the back.you had one when it was installed and,these can be really stuck
If you mean the top faucet handle, there is a small round plastic cap. You need to remove this and then remove the grub screw, handle will then pull off. Hope this is what you meant, if not post again. Thanks Paul.
some handles are removed by removing a screw in the top of the handle hidden under a small decoritive cap
some handles are removed be removing a set screw using an allen wrench in the side of the handle usually under a small rubber plug
Turn off water main. remove round cap on face of handle, remove screw and pull handle. After that everything else can be pulled off easily. When you get to the diverter you should be able to why its stuck.
I soaked the connection between the handle and the valve body in a penetrating oil for several hours and eventually used more force than I hoped to use to remove the handle. Once the handle and end cap (part 09 209) were removed, I could see that the valve assembly (part 46 048) was loose which caused water to leak from the seals (part 46 209) between the valve assembly and faucet body. So I tighted the screws that hold the valve assembly to the faucet body and the leaked stopped.