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Lift up the top cap (plug button) and you will see the screw.

If you need further information, download the installation guide from this link:
http://www.faucet.com/mediabase/specifications/1004617_2.pdf

Page 6 shows the exploded diagram of the handle.

Posted on Feb 22, 2014

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SOURCE: I have Kohler single handle

Ok I am take a stab at this. If it is a L shaped handle it is not steel but an aloy and at the end of the long part of the handle is a end cap that either screws off or pops out when pry on. The set screw should be in the handle under that.
If that is not true then the set screw has to be somewhere around the base of the handle near the shower cover plate maybe headen under a little cover that would look like a small push-in cap.

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there is usually a plastic plug near the front covering an alan srew. carefully remove platstic plug find proper size alan wrench. unscrew and it should lift off.

Posted on Feb 17, 2011

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