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Pictures are attached.
Sometime in the last months our kitchen sink faucet (3rd pic) seems to have lost it's grip.
The "cap' underneath the operating handle has come adrift (pics 1&2, notice the gap) and it looks to me like the handle is held on with a set screw accessed through the handle (first pic).
Who makes this faucet? I cannot find a label.
And am I on the right track that an allen wrench removes a set screw under the handle?
A 9/64" fits in but does not seem to emgage a socket head screw.
Will I have to completely remove the faucet from the sink counter to get the handle off?
 

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Agree with you. The splines are probably stripped. You are on the right track. Replacing the handle will usually fix the problem unless the faucet splines have also stripped.


Looks like a moen or delta. Check around the base behind the faucet and pull out sprayer. Sometimes there is a manufacture listing taped on the bottom/underneath the faucet itself. May have to crawl underneath sink with good led flashlight.
 

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If tightening the setscrew doesn't help, the handle splines may be all stripped out causing it to not make a good grip on the faucet stem splines.
 

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The Lowe's employee said I need a 8/32"s Allen Wrench and I can back out the set screw. I'll try that.
 

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Remember, if all else fails, you can always call Moen, since it has a lifetime warranty. One of my clients had a Price Pfister kitchen faucet dated back into the 70's, and the waterway developed a leak. I could only replace the unit with a new one and that was over $100. I had her call PP to see if there were repair parts. No, they sent her a brand new Pfaucet. Good PR.
 

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Those are details from a Moen Anabelle Kitchen Faucet. I'm not 100% certain that's it, but the look of the faucet is so close I'm willing to believe. Puzzling that I can't find a Moen emblem on it.
 
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