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jmorgan1 10-23-2008 08:45 PM

any ideals about this
 
i have a kohler tub and shower unit and and every time when i turn the handle just 1/4 of the way i get full pressure but as soon as i turn it up some more the pressure stop and water almost stops coming out any ideal?

jamiedolan 10-23-2008 08:49 PM

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Originally Posted by jmorgan1 (Post 176008)
i have a kohler tub and shower unit and and every time when i turn the handle just 1/4 of the way i get full pressure but as soon as i turn it up some more the pressure stop and water almost stops coming out any ideal?

Bad valve.

Either replace the valve or pull it apart and repack the valve. IMO, It is easier to just install a new shower faucet.

Jamie

jmorgan1 10-23-2008 09:00 PM

how do i remove
 
how do i remove faucet knob? i do not see any srews except the 2 for the back plate

jamiedolan 10-23-2008 09:06 PM

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Originally Posted by jmorgan1 (Post 176017)
how do i remove faucet knob? i do not see any srews except the 2 for the back plate

Remove those screws. There is likely a cover on the know that you can pop off with a flat screw driver, then there should be a screw under that cover that you can unscrew. Let me know if that works.

Jamie

jmorgan1 10-23-2008 09:49 PM

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i did that but no cover the whole knob is one piece

jamiedolan 10-23-2008 10:09 PM

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Originally Posted by jmorgan1 (Post 176040)
i did that but no cover the whole knob is one piece

There maybe a small set screw that holds it on, look for a small hole around the base of the handle, it will take a small flat screw driver most likely.

Let me know if there is no set screw and I will have to do some searching and see if I can find anything on that faucet.

Jamie

jmorgan1 10-23-2008 10:11 PM

no screw to be seen

jmorgan1 10-23-2008 10:12 PM

its a kohler

jamiedolan 10-23-2008 11:08 PM

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Originally Posted by jmorgan1 (Post 176050)
its a kohler

I've been searching online about this for the past half hour and have not found any solid answers. I've read of a number of people that are frustrated with a handle that is hard to remove. On all of them the answer has ended up being that there was a set screw (flat or allen wrench) that was rather hidden on the handle. It may be flush with the surface of the handle, and be very small.


My best suggestion at the moment is to take a good look at it with a bright light on and see if there is any type of screw on it.

If you know the model of the faucet (stamped on it maybe?) I will see if I can find a diagram on the Kohler site.

I will search some more and report back. Maybe someone else here has some more thoughts on the subject.

Jamie

jamiedolan 10-23-2008 11:21 PM

I've read about 20 things that are more or less some variation of the set screw is there, but is hard to find. I might be wrong, and your faucet may have some other method of releasing it.

Does this faucet handle rotate to turn on the water or does it lift out? The set screw or whatever is holding it in place might be hidden under the handle and only visible when it is turn on to expose more of the underside of the handle.

Jamie

RippySkippy 10-24-2008 08:46 AM

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If it's a kohler, I'd just about gaurantee you there's a small set screw under the handle in the middle on the bottom side. I've installed a whole houses full of kohler stuff and all their trim/handles install the same way...keep looking.

While this may not be your exact model, this PDF illustrates the installation/maintenance of the trim. I've zoomed ahead to the part with the handle install in the picture below.
Attachment 5569

DangerMouse 10-24-2008 09:03 AM

feel with your fingers up under the handle for the small hole, but if there is NO set screw and you're SURE there is not one, it might be attached the same way they do windshield wipers. it may be a knockoff from china or something? but to get it off, you'll need a small headed flat screwdriver and look behind the handle for the clips to release.

DM

handy man88 10-24-2008 01:41 PM

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Originally Posted by MdangermouseM (Post 176159)
feel with your fingers up under the handle for the small hole, but if there is NO set screw and you're SURE there is not one, it might be attached the same way they do windshield wipers. it may be a knockoff from china or something? but to get it off, you'll need a small headed flat screwdriver and look behind the handle for the clips to release.

DM

If there's a set screw, to remove it, you'll need a small allen wrench, not a flat head screwdriver.

DangerMouse 10-24-2008 01:47 PM

re-read the post 88, the flathead is if it's a windshield wiper type connection, NOT a set screw.

DM


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