Leaking bathroom sink faucet question


My older home has a bathroom sink faucet unit made by Eljer, which is leaking hot water from the spout. With other faucet units, I would usually just pry off the cap on the hot water handle and loosen the screw to get to the washer. However this handle does not have a cap. Instead the handle is a solid unit shaped kinda like a mushroom. How do I get to the washer under the hot water handle? I am reluctant to force it off because I don't want to break or bend anything. Thanks for any advice.
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tenplay wrote:

Look at the top of the mushroom closely. Doesn't the top of the mushroom pry off? I don't recall any Eljers that didn't have a stem screw on top.
Jim
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Some of the Eljers are covered in this pdf. http://www.plumbingspecialties.com/downloads/DeltatoIndiana.pdf
Bill
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Berkshire Bill wrote:

The faucet unit I have is the Eljer Ultima Slant-Back Lavatory on page 1-76. Can you tell from the diagrams how to get the handle off? I can't figure it out. It definitely does not have a cap that covers the screw and washer. And I don't see an Allen set screw on the backside of the handle. Thanks.
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Try screwing the mushroom off. It might be threaded into the handle. My faucet is like that. It had a chrome cap. At first I tried to pry it off, it didn't budge. Then I found out it was threaded.
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Most likely it has an allen set screw on the backside of the handle Moen sends replacement cartridges free if u go to their website, they also furnish instructions along with the parts. Check if Elger has a site
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tenplay Wrote: > My older home has a bathroom sink faucet unit made by Eljer, which is

Hi there,
I'm new to the forum, but I signed up, just because I can answer this question. :)
There is a slot on the side of the handle. This will be under the mushroom. Just stick a screw driver in the slot & push. Then the handle will lift off.
Once the handle is removed, then you will see a set screw to remove the handle adapter. Once the adapter is removed, then you will need a plumber's wrench (or other deep socket wrench) to remove the stem assembly/cartridge. Then once you have this removed, then you will need a "square wrench" to remove the seat at the bottom of the cartridge. a square wrench looks a lot like an alan wrench, but there are only 4 sides.
The style of this faucet is the "Ultima". Possible sources for these repair parts:
www.brasscraft.com www.plumbingpartsdepot.com www.watertownsupply.com
-alex
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