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NO! The only question I ask was size allen wrench needed to remove set screw from the handle of a Kohler K-10433. being next to wall couldn;t see it. I guessed correct size on first try. TKT

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SOURCE: i have no screw in the top of the handle.does the

need to turn it not the handle..the part just under it

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It just needs to be lubed, but when you take apart to do that you my as well put in new O-rings, and get some plumbers lube for the job anything with a petroleum base will not last and well also shorten the life of the O-rings.
You get a parts break down from Kohler's web site to help with repair.






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Testimonial: "Thanks Packrat!! Replaced o-rings and lubed....works perfect! Cheers!"

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SOURCE: I have a single handle kohler kitchen faucet.

gently tap up on it calcium is holdin place cartridge under handle

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