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The handle keeps dropping off on my side mount. CST974CF. What do I need to get it repaired?

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You have several options here.
1) replace the handle with a higher quality all brass handle/nut/rod assembly
2) wrap the threads with teflon tape and then install the nut. (Yes, teflon tape is designed to prevent leaks, but it can tend to keep plastic nuts from working themselves loose.)
3) use a loctite thread locker product.
Do not use the red locktite, because you will never be able to remove it again.

Here is a link to a site for loctite425 thread locker designed for plastics. This is the blue medium strength loctite.

http://www.labsafety.com/search/Loctite/24551558/?type=brand

Posted on Oct 05, 2009

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    Shawn Johnson Mar 13, 2015

    Is the all-brass replacement you mention from Toto or parts you can find locally at a plumbing supply store?

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