Remove Kohler Shower Faucet

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Old 11-27-12, 02:53 PM
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Remove Kohler Shower Faucet

Have a leaking showerhead so I am trying to replace cartridge in a single handle Kohler faucet but cannot find a way to get the handle off. The cap on the handle is fixed with no notch like our matching Kohler sink handle caps. There are no other visible screws just the notch on the bottom of the face plate where it meets the wall. Tried to pry from there but it doesn't budge. See attached pictures, any ideas? Thanks in advance.
 
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Old 11-27-12, 04:45 PM
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The white cap on the face of the handle should unscrew.
 
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Old 11-30-12, 04:39 PM
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That did it, it actually did have a notch to pop off. Twisting it exposed the opening. Thanks!
 
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Old 11-30-12, 04:46 PM
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They are a PITA to repair. And wait until you see the price... Ugggg.

Dont want to bring you upsetting news. Make sure you replace the balance spool too along with the cartridge.
 
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You are right those parts were expensive! So I replaced the mixer and cartridge and I would say the leak got worse. This video helped a lot.

Bathtub Faucet - YouTube

However I have the same amount of leaking with the old and new parts. Had a plumber out and he said the valve needs to be replaced. I apparently have a type B Kohler faucet and he recommends Moen. Having this replaced, yikes... Does this seem logical?
 
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Old 12-12-12, 02:37 PM
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Not logical at all.

The bodys rarely go bad. Possibly you did not install the o rings correctly. Or you failed to remove the old ones. they get stuck in the body and need to pick them out.
 
 

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