Faucet Handle Removal

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  1. Jan 5, 2019 #1

    charrbrad

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    Hi....hoping someone can help. I have a strong leak in this faucet and I need to remove the faucet handle. Can someone assist?



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    are you able to remove the screw from the handle????? have you tried giving the handle a few good taps from the back side or spaying it with clr or vineagar????
     
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    That did it....thank you. One question, I now see the stem....is there a special tool needed to remove and replace the washer? I’m totally lost
     
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    Once you have the handle off, remove the Bennett (bell shaped chrome cover). Then you will need a deep socket to remove the stem. You can buy a set of those deep sockets at home depot for around $10. Remove the stem ( be sure you have turned the water off first) and remove the small screw and old washer on the bottom, and install a new one.
     
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    Thank you both, I appreciate the help.
     
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    This is the stem that was removed. Any idea where I can get a replacement? The sink is very old.
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    I would suggest bringing it to a plumbing supply house.
     

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