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Old 03-10-2008, 06:02 PM   #1
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I am trying to remove the single handle on my shower faucet. It is loose and someone reccomended tightening the handle, or, if that doesn't work, remove the handle and wrap a little teflon tape on the stem and reset the handle.
My problem is that the set screw won't budge in either direction.
I tried some wd-40 but no luck.
Any ideas?
I am afraid of applying too much pressure to the allen wrench and making things worse.
The handle has wobbled for a while (years) should I leave it alsone?

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Old 03-10-2008, 06:34 PM   #2
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What is the brand on the shower faucet?

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Old 03-10-2008, 06:59 PM   #3
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Ron -
I have no idea.
I can't find a brand on it anywhere.
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Old 03-10-2008, 09:23 PM   #5
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I beleive the faucet is a Price Pfister.
Thats on the overflow plate.
The faucet is a single handle with allen hex set screw.
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If you can't get the set screw out, then you need to break or cut that handle off, then replace everything the stem to the handle, you won't have much of a choice if the set screw is froze
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Any idea what to use on the screw other than WD-40?
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Nope, only what you have tried.
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Thanks-

You probably saved me hours of time and possibly a lot of damage.

I think i'll leave it alone for now and have the plumber look at it the next time he is here.

1950s house - plumber is here at least once a year.
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Not sure if it will work or not, but try a penetrating oil like PB Blaster or Liquid Wrench. WD-40 is a water displacement agent, not a penetrating oil.

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