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
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.
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
> My older home has a bathroom sink faucet unit made by Eljer,
I'm new to the forum, but I signed up, just because I can answer this
There is a slot on the side of the handle. This will be under the
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
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,
are only 4 sides.
The style of this faucet is the "Ultima". Possible sources for these
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