My hot water faucet handle broke and the knob that is left is stuck

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Old 08-02-17, 06:24 PM
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My hot water faucet handle broke and the knob that is left is stuck

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The hot water handle for the bathroom faucet broke off. Literally broke off in my hand as I was turning it.

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I bought replacement handles, removed the cap and screw of the old handles, but when I tried to remove the current ones they wouldn't budge. Neither hot, nor cold.

I did a bit of research online and found that there is a tool called a Faucet Handle Puller, that is meant to help with exactly this task of pulling off stuck handles. I plan to get one, but I'm not sure if this will help pull off the knob left of the broken handle.

Can anyone please advise me on how to remove the broken handle? Will it be possible to just use that same tool for the broken faucet handle? Is there another way?

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Old 08-02-17, 06:26 PM
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It might be easier/cheaper to just get a new faucet. That one looks pretty well used.
 
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Old 08-02-17, 06:34 PM
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See if the clear plastic part will pop off if you tap underneath it with a hammer and chisel.
 
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Old 08-02-17, 06:59 PM
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My opinion.

1. Replace faucet. The cost may be more upfront but will have less frustration.
2. Leave the handles on but pull and replace the stems. New stems and the new handles. But you may be up to the cost of a homestore faucet.
3. Get a puller. Again cost. The puller only works when the whole handle is on and best with metal handles. You may be able to just break the handle off of what you have with a pliers.



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