Bath tub on off handle

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Old 06-03-19, 04:44 PM
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Bath tub on off handle

How do I remove a rusted tub on and off handle. The screw is missing and I cant get it off. Any suggestions would be extreamly helpful
 

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Old 06-03-19, 05:27 PM
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Show us a picture. Is it plastic or metal? Might have to cut it off.

If it's rusted on try using some CLR or LIME-AWAY.
 
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I start by spraying with penetrating oil like Liquid Wrench or WD-40 and let it set. Then you wiggle, pull, curse and hope. You can also use a knob puller tool. All of these tricks work much of the time but sometimes there is a knob that just won't come off and it needs to be cut apart to remove it. Just be careful not to damage the stem or you'll be looking at buying more parts. You also have to be careful how you apply your wiggling and pulling force. You don't want to break the faucet body free inside the wall and you don't want to damage the piping by making the faucet body move too much.
 
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Thank you

I tried adding a picture- it would not load. Its metal- has a flat disk and then the handle that goes around
 
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Here are instructions for posting pictures. Make sure to resize your photos. You are limited to a total lifetime max of 10 gig.
 
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Old 06-10-19, 05:49 AM
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Thank you

Thank you all for your help. Unfortunately I had to call a plumber. They had to open an access panel from the other room and put a new unit in. Guess We wiggled too much. Lol.
THANK you again!
 
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