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Old 03-20-2014, 05:02 PM   #1
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Problem removing faucet handles


I'm trying to fix a drip in my bathroom faucet. The faucet handles don't appear to have a set screw, or a cap that I can remove to access the set screw (I've checked the backs and sides of the handles). I don't see any manufacturer information, though the spout has Perlator VX stamped on it (searching this name hasn't really helped me). Any ideas on how to remove the handles?

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Old 03-20-2014, 05:32 PM   #2
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I can't help you at the moment but the first manufacturer that makes a fixture with miniature Vise Grips for handles will be on the top of my purchase list for consideration.

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Old 03-20-2014, 06:18 PM   #3
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While holding the handle so it won't rotate- try to turn the bottom portion counter-clockwise.
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Is that a three piece set---desperate spout and two valves? If so--E-Plumber has the answer---the bell shaped part below the handle unscrews
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Just wanted to thank you guys for the advice. After a lot of trying to twist off the base, I found that the handle just pops right off. It's a Glacier Bay Leonardo sink from Home Depot, in case anyone in the future has this same problem.
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Removing perlator faucet handles


The handle is a snap-on. Grip the handle firmly, and work back and forth quickly a few times to loosen. Then, still gripping firmly, lift up.
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I was able to pop off the handle... removed the screw and the plastic covering, but I can't seem to get the stem(?) out to replace it. I swear I'm doing something wrong, but I can't seem to loosen anything else, and it won't just pull out like the 20 youtube videos I've watched. Ideas anyone??
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A new thread for your problem is wise--few members look at an old thread like this.


However, you need to remove the C-clip---ti is the bit of wire above the backing nut--around the shaft of the stem--
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Thx - I'll start a new thread... I did pull the clip off, but still can't get the stem out.
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