Anybody know a good way to get this faucet apart?

My kitchen faucet is dripping. Makes me crazy. I cant figure out how to get at the washer to replace it.
Here are a couple photos: http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3543/3293926256_45cbab9af3.jpg?v=0 http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3628/3293926218_217da2f06e.jpg?v=0
The cowling doesnt have any obvious screws, but there may be some under that inset (where the logo is, just above the lever.)
I dont know whether to try to pry off the the inset, or try to pry off the whole cowling.
Any ideas?
Thanks, gang!
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wrote:

Pry the logo off with thin blade, from the edge (try not to chip). It should pop out and expose the set screw. Go from there.
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rev wrote:

That's a single lever faucet; will have a cartridge of some variety, not washers...
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The first thing I'd recommend would be to figure out who the manufacturer is and see if can find anything about it from them.
Failing that, photographs too out-of-focus and not closeup enough to tell much. Might be something under the top emboss; see how it's on there.
Other than that, the top is a press fit if not as it can't be threaded as the handle prevents rotation.
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Try the cowling first. It should be easy to get off. be gentle
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On Thu, 19 Feb 2009 14:39:54 -0800 (PST), "Hustlin' Hank"

Or just do yourself a favor. Run out to one of the big box stores, get a decent faucet, rip that one off that you have and install the new pretty one. Bubba
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Looks like an early Moen faucet. Try lifting the entire cap straight up. Once that comes off, the lever is held in place by a plastic leverage bridge that pulls the cartridge up and down. The lever and the bridge are usually held in place by a screw.
If I remember correctly, you will find a round knurled knob that unscrews. Once that's off, you can remove the retaining clip and pull out the old cartridge. Sometimes they're a bearcat to remove. In that case, run out to Home Depot and buy a special puller tool for Moen cartridges. They run about $15. That turns the job into a piece of cake.
Buy a new cartridge and lube it with plumbers grease. Pop it in and re-assemble
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I doubt its a moen but thought I would mention that a bunch of moen faucets built 6 or 7 years ago were defective and started leaking under the sink. Moen will send you a kit to rebuild it (not just a new cartridge) or sell you the new model at a deep discount. The defect involved a anti siphoning mechansim that was required for a short time before the gov gave up on it,

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