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The handles for my bathroom faucet are loose inside. They wobble inside the mechanism. I have unscrewed the handle itself but I don't see how I can remove the mechanism the handle screws in. I believe if I could get inside it I could tighten whatever is loose.

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Hi, There should be an easier way here. With the handle off, look down along the valve stem to where it goes on into the valve body. You should see a six-sided nut surrounding the valve stem. This nut is the packing gland. It allows the valve to function without leaking. You should be able to tighten the packing gland and take the wobble out of the valves. It's a trade off though, the tighter tha packing gland, the less the valve wobbles, but the valve will get harder to operate. You'll have to make your own judgement call as to how tight you want it.
Best regards, --W/D--

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    woobie dog Aug 02, 2009

    There is a nut past the packing gland nut I previously referred to. If it your aim to get all the way into the valve, you'll need to unscrew this nut. It is really the upper part of the valve cartridge. When you pull this out, you'll have access to the stem, washer and packing gland. You'll need a thin-walled socket to fit in the hole around the valve unless you have a lot of room. They are available as a set at Lowe's/Home Depot/similar, for ~$15. The packing gland adjustment is still your best course of action, if the valve is only wobbling. Regards again, --W/D--

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