Need help removing faucet handle

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Old 03-30-13, 03:29 PM
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Need help removing faucet handle

Please see photos below, I cannot figure out how to remove the handle so that I can replace the leaking cartridge? There is definitely no screw anywhere on the handle. No cap or anything that can be removed.

As per photo, even if I remove the nut from the bottom side I cannot see how it will come up as there is a fitting connection. I am not sure what make this faucet is as there is nothing written on it. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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Old 03-30-13, 07:10 PM
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Shut the water under the sink. Turn the faucet as if you were going to use it but don't stop turning it. Does the handle screw off?
 
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Old 03-30-13, 07:18 PM
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Most likely that's a high end faucet and the escutcheon unscrews CCW to remove the handle and expose the cartridge.

Trouble is the whole under body may turn also... You need to hold back underneath.....

Hope that helps.
 
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Old 03-30-13, 07:55 PM
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Oh I see, thats gotta be it, this is at my dad's place so I will give it a try tomorrow and provide feedback. Thanks guys!!
 
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Old 03-30-13, 08:04 PM
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yes let us know.......... And if it does all loosen up from underneath you just need to re tighten the below and above nut. You will see what I mean when you get it apart.... Ask me how I know....LOL.

Not too many like that anymore... was a bad design. I believe still some high end faucets do that. Typically kohler... Those faucets were upwards of $500 +++ ( From what I remember... But it may just be a regular wide spread faucet.... 8" spread?
 
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Old 03-31-13, 01:03 PM
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So I tried this method, I turned the handle all the way open to its stop then applied extra force to unthread it, it came loose so I continued to turn it but it does not come off, it feels like something just came loose inside and it just turns freely now and I cannot pull it up either. When I turn the water on from below the sink, it runs but the handle has no control anymore. So what do I do now
 
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That should be it. It should lift off now. Tap upwards with something.
 
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Old 03-31-13, 02:37 PM
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and the escutcheon unscrews
Not the handle the escutcheon like I said... You probably broke something doing what you did...
 
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Ok, I will try that and let you know, Thanks
 
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Old 04-01-13, 11:17 AM
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Thanks to your help, I have managed to remove the cartridge.
The small brass escutcheon is what I had to unscrew with great difficulty cuz it was almost siezed and I didnt want to scratch it with the wrench.
After this was removed there was a circlip which holds the handle into this escutcheon. Luckily it was just the tip of the cartridge that I broke yesterday which is being replaced anyway. So again your help is greatly appreciated, saved me plumber call. Take care.
 
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