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Old 10-09-2011, 04:10 PM   #16
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Amen! A friend just stopped by to work on the faucet with no luck.

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Ok I am trying diligently to get this handle screw loose with the allen wrench. It feels like the screw is stripped. Now what?
You're replacing the cartridge, right? You won't have to worry about damaging the stem then.

Drill the screw head off so that you can remove the handle. You'll have to match the threads at the hardware store to a new screw.

Potter says it's not worth the hassle. I say if you like the faucet, then fix it.
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Ok I am trying diligently to get this handle screw loose with the allen wrench. It feels like the screw is stripped. Now what?
The other alternative is to order> 060342-YYY0A / Handle kit this would include all. Handle, set screw, allen tool, red&blue button. ... and the faucet will have a new look.



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Three people have now tried to get the handle off w/o success. The rep comfirmed via e-mail she is sending me a new faucet. It will be here in 5-7 days.

How about a new faucet

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Three people have now tried to get the handle off w/o success. The rep comfirmed via e-mail she is sending me a new faucet. It will be here in 5-7 days.

How about a new faucet
You never would of drilled the set screw out with success of keeping it in tacked to match up a set screw with it.

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If I had a handy man around with a drill I would gladly try and salvage the faucet - but I don't. And I agree now that the set screw is stripped correcting the problem will now be a "project". Better to replace it and be done with it.
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You never would of drilled the set screw out with success of keeping it in tacked to match up a set screw with it.

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I've done it several times.
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I've done it several times.
I'm shore u have Alan but no one is a expert at drilling a set screw out at the 1st try with it still in tacked it doesn't work with a wood bit need metal bit not a lot of people know that either. it's always 50/50 with these things.
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It was a "chore" getting the old faucet off but I didn't exactly hire a plumber! We had to hack saw the faucet because getting the screw/attachment off seemed impossible! The upside - I REALLY like my new faucet For some reason when I run this faucet the water doesn't splash all over the window seal and stainless steel sink. Works for me

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