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 Can't remove shower handle
Author: Jeff P (NY)

Trying to do some home plumbing and fix a leaky Moen shower head.

I’ve removed the set screw, but can’t seem to get the handle off. Have tried twisting the spacer (which spins freely) as well as pulling both the handle and the spacer. Can anyone help?

I’m eventually trying replace the cartridge as that seems to be the most likely solution. Making things a bit more challenging, I can’t find the model of the handle to google how to remove the handle - the brand nor model don’t appear to be on the handle or behind the trim plate.

The shower head is Moen, but when I contacted them to ask for assistance, they said the handle isn’t theirs (The shower head and handle came with the house when we bought it so we don’t know what the handle brand is or where it came from).

Hoping someone can help… Please let me know if you have any ideas. Thank you!

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 Re: Can't remove shower handle
Author: hj (AZ)

The 4 bolt retainer looks more like PRIce Pfister or Kohler.

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 Re: Can't remove shower handle
Author: Jeff P (NY)

It was Kohler - thank you.

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