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Kohler k 12171 can't remove faucet handle. I removed the screw and am now stuck.

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SOURCE: Kohler Forte Single Handle Faucet Leaks

you will have to replace the ball assembly with a repair kit
1 turn the water off under the sink (hot and cold)

remove the handle ( you may need an allen head wrench to remove a hex screw or you may have to take a channel lock pliar and unscrew achrome
nut over the ball mechanism

after the handle comes off there is usually some type of lock nut that you must remove to remove the ball mechanism

remove the ball (usually chrome or brass(ther are usually little springs and rubber washers under ball

take ball and washer to ACe or lowes and match the pieces (usually sold as a kit

follow directions and installl

turn water on and pat yo!ur self on the back !

Posted on Jan 05, 2009

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SOURCE: Unable to pull spout to replace O'Ring in Kohler Faucet F10416

They just pull out, sometimes things get stuck and I cant get them lose as a plumber and you just have to buy a new one...dont feel bad

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SOURCE: How do I get the cartridge out of Kohler kitchen faucet Coralais

You have to remove the "large" nut but you need to find a way to hold the faucet. Also, you will see a retaining washer that fits on the inside of that "large" nut. If you loosen this it will release some of the tention on it and hopefull make it easier to remove. Also, try using some lime remover on the unit will might alow the retaining nut to loosen. Good luck and if you can't get it off, contact Kohler, they have an 800 number and they can give you the info you will need depending on your model.

Posted on Mar 30, 2009

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SOURCE: The faucet handle has become stiff to turn off and

The handle has build up in it but should come off eventually. Sounds like a dry o-ring seal. You can purchase a kit for your model without having to replace the whole unit.

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SOURCE: Replacing the ceramic valve in the handle, how do you remove it?

it has a screw down cap on top of the valve.counterclock wise.then pull straight up on valve. if you twist the supply line while doing this disconnect the line first then work on valve.

Posted on Jul 15, 2009

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