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Old 05-13-2018, 06:56 AM   #1
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Squeaky Faucet

Our new rig has a faucet handle that I can't seem to disassemble to use plumber's grease to quiet it. Any of you know how to remove this faucet handle? The plug located where you would expect to find the setscrew is hard plastic and does not appear to be removable.

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Push it in and pull up on the handle.
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Push it in and pull up on the handle.
Thanks for the suggestion. I gave it a try and no joy.
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Any mfg ID?
Or contact dlr or mfg for faucet mfg and then try their website or cust svc line
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Old 05-13-2018, 01:18 PM   #5
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I would guess this is not a metal plug, probably plastic,,,stick it with a pointed tool and pry it out. Don't puncture your hand, be careful.

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Any mfg ID?
Or contact dlr or mfg for faucet mfg and then try their website or cust svc line
LOL, I assumed it was a durafaucet...sent pix and they asked for a picture with their name on it. Obviously it was not.

No markings that I can see on the faucet. I will take a dental mirror next week and inspect the backside of the faucet.
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I would guess this is not a metal plug, probably plastic,,,stick it with a pointed tool and pry it out. Don't puncture your hand, be careful.

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Thanks. WIll take a couple dental picks to see if I can extract the hard plastic plug next weekend.
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I agree. If it does not push in then it has to come out. Be careful so you don't bleed.
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Update: I tried with dental pics, not a chance of snagging it. It is hard plastic and no room to pry from.

I then drilled a small hole in the middle of the plastic and got a screw to bite into it. Tried with significant force to pull it out--it wasn't coming out.

Looked again for mfgr markings--none--just the GPM specs etc.

Hard to believe this thing does not come apart. While my shower is the same type, at least it does not squeak.

Thanks for the feedback. Any other suggestions?
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Now I'm puzzled. If you are sure it does not push in to release my next suggestion would be to try to drill a large enough hole to get an allen wrench to the screw head and loosen right through the plug. Other than that it would be drill out the plug completely. Looks like you have room to get to it. After you are done you can always fill the hole with silicone.

Good Luck and keep us informed. I would hate to suggest changing out the entire faucet. You have a nice one.



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Keep working on it until you fix it or destroy it. NO ONE wants a squeaky faucet.
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Whats the latest? Did you ever get it out?


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Whats the latest? Did you ever get it out?
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Thanks for checking...I have no idea how to remove the faucet handle. I just can't believe I am the first one to run into this issue.

I won't try the "drill the plug out" until I have a new faucet in hand. I continue to search for a solution.

Dealer is an hour away so not much of an option.
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Not sure, could be a Structured Flow faucet...not easy to find parts for.
Toss and replace? Take it out and see if you can lube it from the bottom.

I gave up on my last trailer and went to HD for a replacement. Ended up with a much better unit with replaceable cartridges.
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