Trying to extricate bathroom sink handle to change cartridge

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Old 11-30-16, 03:32 PM
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Trying to extricate bathroom sink handle to change cartridge

Hello all,

I've been trying to get this bugger off for quite awhile. If anyone can give me any advice, that'd be great. The hole you see in one of the pictures on the side of the handle contains nothing of use, that I know of.
 
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Old 11-30-16, 03:46 PM
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Try grabbing the bell housing under the handle and see if you can unscrew it. Might be very tight.
 
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You aint kidding. It's so tight that I feel like it's going to break something if I do get it off or I'm going to end up hurting myself.
 
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I would think there is almost certainly a set screw in those holes. Probably allen key.
 
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I tried that already. None of the allen keys that I have fit.
 
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Tried a metric wrench?
Most often the cap prys off in the top of the handle and there's a screw that needs to be removed under it.
 
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Please post a picture of the underside of the faucet.
This is a widespread faucet and the hose connections might help to identify the manufacturer.

As Paul said, it is almost assured to be a hex set screw. Most new faucets include the hex key in the package, and it gets lost or tossed over time.

I keep a set of both standard and metric wrenches, one should fit.
 
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Unfortunately there's no cap on the top of the handles.
 
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Sure looks like a cap on the top of the handle, and also like a set screw on the side of those handles to me.
 
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I can assure you there's no cap on the top of the handle. And no set screw on the side of the handles.
 
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The manufacturer is Aquasource. The model number is HS8076AB-06.
 
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This is the closest manual I could find. It shows a setscrew.

http://pdf.lowes.com/installationgui...40_install.pdf
 
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Which part on that diagram is the set screw you're referring to?
 
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It's on page 9, replacement parts.
I install many faucets (not this brand) and the hex screws can be difficult to find or fit with a wrench.
I've done it for 16 years and can still have trouble, that's why I carry every wrench.
I say there is a screw in the handle hole or the bell housing.
 
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Well, everyone has already said it, but....

According to the generic instructions I found for an Aquasource faucet (http://pdf.lowes.com/installationgui...26_install.pdf), there is indeed a setscrew in that hole. Either that or the "cap" on top may unscrew (I hate those kind) not just popoff.

Not your fault I'm sure, but that's the problem with buying the less expensive stuff from China. Support is near nonexistent.

Well crud, I'm just repeating what Brian and Paul already posted. Guess a faster computer doesn't make up for a slow brain and fingers.
 
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Well crud, I'm just repeating what Brian and Paul already posted. Guess a faster computer doesn't make up for a slow brain and fingers.
Good Job Vic, we still need to find that screw! Like I said it can be a little hard to fit or size.

There's a rare chance it could be a slot screw and you need a jeweler's set.
 
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