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 I can't remove my faucet handle to fix the leak
Author: draker (MN)

I have a leaky bathroom faucet and am trying to remove my hotwater handle to find the problem. I don't know what's holding my hotwater handle onto the stem! Ugh. I have a peerless washerless (10+yrs) two handle bathroom faucet and thought removing the handle would be a snap. I removed the philips screw on top of the handle. Then unscrewed the chrome tip of the handle, which enabled me to slide off the plastic white handle piece. Inside, I found a brass piece that looks like it is screwed into the stem. Can't unscrew it, but don't know if it would help anyway. At the base of the handle stem is a brass piece that looks like a nut, but the opening is so thin I can't fit a wrench in to attempt to unscrew it. I've tried prying the handle off but can't.
Any suggestions?
I don't know what model # the faucet is. Under the spout it reads Peerless washerless and gives the patent#: 3645493 (may be 8645493), but I know that's not the model number. Thanks.

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 Re: I can't remove my faucet handle to fix the leak
Author: LemonPlumber (FL)

You may wish o purchase a handle puller.I might try a little shot of wd40 where you removed the screw or vinegar soaked sponge pressed in this same location.Often oxidation holds fast after the screw is removed.

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 Re: I can't remove my faucet handle to fix the leak
Author: GREENplumb (GA)

Can you post a picture? if not a new peerless is inexpensive and might be cheaper and easier than lookin for parts and time trying to get the handle off. Good Luck

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