I have the Kohler "Purist® Rite-Temp® pressure-balancing bath and
shower faucet trim with push-button diverter and cross handle". I need
help removing the handle and faceplate. There is no center screw in
the handle, but set screw on the handle stem which I assume holds the
handle in place. My set screw is missing but I still cannot remove the
handle. Can anyone help?
On Mon, 18 Jun 2007 23:06:19 -0000, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
Try a solution to dissolve to build up. Try vinegar/water spray or
what you might already have.
As much as I like to bang on things; in this case I would try to
wiggle it off.
..through the use of electrical or duct tape, achieve the configuration in the
I am only taking off the handle and the back plate in order to re-
tile. There is no set screw, but I do see where it should go. I should
mention that this faucet has been in a few months but has rarely been
turned on (guest bath). There is no soap scum of hard water residue.
Am I right that the handle should just pull off?
Well, I don't know- I have no experience with one-handeld faucets
--but another thing you can do is go look at a Kohler facuet at a
hardware store adn see how it is made, or better yet, read the
instructinos that come with it. Probably all models are simlar, or
find close to your model.
Please don't be insulted, but I have to ask if you are certain what the
term "set screw" denotes.
A set screw does not have a head larger than the threaded hole it's
screwed into, and most often in faucet handles it has an "Allen head"
recess in it's accessable end.
So, just in case you see some threads in the "empty" screw hole and
assume there's no thing in there, don't be positive about that until you
try to engage a possible set screw with an appropriate sized Allen wrench.
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