cannot fit faucet back


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Old 01-29-18, 11:18 AM
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cannot fit faucet back

I'm replacing the washers , greasing, and now trying to reassemble the bath faucet.
However, no matter what I do, I cannot push it on far enough to get the threads to bite so I can tighten it. It's like something is blocking it. It looks to be sitting correctly. Even if I put the middle plastic part onto the faucet and then carefully place the handle in it will not go on. Without all the plastic parts as a test, it goes on fine.
Any ideas what to try? Pictures below of how it fits.
 
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Old 01-29-18, 11:50 AM
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It looks like you disassembled the faucet without removing the handle. Remove the handle. Underneath you'll probably find a tensioning ring that can be loosened. When that is loosened you can put the front part of the faucet back together much more easily. Then you tighten the ring with will force the core against your new washers and form a watertight seal at the front. Then put the handle back on.
 
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Old 01-29-18, 12:10 PM
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The handle has an allen key screw in it that is worn and cannot be turned. Not sure how to loosen it.
 
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Old 01-29-18, 02:28 PM
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managed to get allen key off but same problem, can't get the threads back on.
 
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Old 01-29-18, 04:56 PM
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Set the part that screws on, on the threads. Turn backward till you feel a small click. That is where the threads line up. try to screw on, Don't use to much pressure when starting as you don't want to cross thread it.
 
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Old 01-30-18, 07:30 AM
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The o ring was too big. I changed it to a smaller one and put the handle back on. Still leaking though, same as before.
 
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Old 01-30-18, 12:01 PM
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So, if I've replaced all o rings then what else could be the issue?
If I push hard on the handle, it stops.
Does this seem like a lever problem?
 

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Old 01-30-18, 03:55 PM
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So, if I've replaced all o rings then what else could be the issue?
Still leaking from the faucet below. Could the plastic parts be worn or the springs not pressing hard enough on the cam/packing?

One weird thing, I removed the small o ring from the middle and put everything back, nw there is no drop when the lever is in off position. Of course when I turn it on, it leaks from everywhere but something is shutting correctly without the o ring in place.
 

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