Question about Moen 3175 Legend One Handle Shower Faucet With trol Pressure Balancing Valve....
1) Shoot a little penetrating oil into the area around the brass screw hole and anywhere else you can see where the handle contacts the control stem. Then gently wiggle, push/pull, and/or tap until it seperates. If you can get a long, narrow flatblade screwdriver behind the handle, you can try that as a prybar, too. When the handle does come off, get it into a bath of soapy water immediately--the penetrating oil may melt the plastic.
2) Go to your local hardware store and look for a faucet-stem puller. The puller works much like a gear or bearing puller, but without lots and lots of torque. You may want to use a dash of penetrating oil again before using the puller. You could also substitute a large puller--if one is handy--while only using a GENTLE pulling force.
A final note. If you do apply penetrating oil and nothing frees up, liberally wash the handle until that oil is gone. The plastic could melt and only tighten the handle where you don't want it.
--Hope this helps
Posted on Oct 07, 2010
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