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Old 04-12-2012, 08:42 AM   #1
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Having trouble removing single-control kitchen faucet. Here is photo from underneath. I removed the water lines but the fixture would not lift off of the sink. Is there something I need to loosen in the middle hex shaped extension?
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Old 04-12-2012, 08:47 AM   #2
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That hex shaped shaft unscrews.

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Old 04-12-2012, 08:52 AM   #3
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Thanks. There is a small set screw at the end of it. I removed it and inside the shaft there is what looks to be a square shaped bolt. Do I have to do anything with that, or do I just use a wrench to unscrew the outer hex shaft?
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Should have to just unscrew the hex.
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ok, got that. Now I'm stuck again, can't get the faucet apart. I unscrew the outside parts, but it just pops back and loses the thread somehow. Suggestions? Picture attached.
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For one thing you never unhooked the sprayer.
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Are you replacing all the faucet? If so, disconnect the spray house from the faucet. Also remove the nuts from the deck plate. The faucet should pull up out of the hole. One supply line will be slightly longer- this helps to get them through the sink deck hole, one at a time
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Sorry, what I;m trying to do is take the faucet apart so I can check the washers and mineral buildup. The sink is making a loud whistling noise. I'm not trying to replace the faucet, just take apart the control to get inside where the washers are.
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In that case, resemble it and remove the handle. From there you can access the parts.
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thats the problem, can't get the handle off
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thats the problem, can't get the handle off
Your method won't help. You have to back off the set screw at the handle
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I don't see a set screw, where is it?
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I don't see a set screw, where is it?
You may have a decorative plug that has to be removed.
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yes, there was a decorative plug, I removed it but I still cant find the set screw underneath?
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First re-install the faucet. There is a little cap/plug below where the spout connects to the faucet. Pry it out with a knife. Then put an allen key in there and unscrew it until the handle slides off. Then there will be a piece that holds the cartridge into the faucet. Unscrew that. The whole cartridge is replaced for free if its a Moen faucet. If it isn't just replace the whole cartridge. Make sure it goes in as described or the hot and cold may be reversed. Take it to a plumbing supplier or a big box store. I would replace the spout O-rings too.

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