Shower faucet screw

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Old 10-10-19, 07:46 AM
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Shower faucet screw

I have a single handle shower and am trying to stop a leak. The screw in the handle will loosen but will not back all the way out. It starts to "click" when I get to a certain point. Any ideas?
 
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if it comes out far enough to get a grip on with a vice grip, the grab it and pull outwards while turning. if not, keep pulling on the handle while turning the screw.

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I have tried pulling the handle as I was turning but the clicking just got louder.
 
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OK try pushing the handle in when undoing the screw.

Hard to say what is going on here.
Does the screw head come out past the handle?
If yes then as a last resort cut the head off, remove the handle and you will at least be able to see what you are dealing with.
 
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screw does not come out past the handle. handle does not even loosen up at all.
 
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it clicks the same whether I push or pull it
 
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Perhaps a picture night help.
Also what make is it?
Are there any other holes in the handle?
 
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No holes in the handle. It is a Delta. Trying to upload a pic
 
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Try following this................ How-to-insert-pictures.
 
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Thanks for the help. Here is a photo.

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Good job.

I don't recognize that fixture or handle type.
Where was the screw..... in the center of the handle ?
 
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yes it is in the center of the handle.
 
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Given that the screw is loose and the handle will not move, I would try to work some CLR (calcium/lime/rust remover) in the vicinity of where the handle slides onto the stem. Obviously a tight fit either way, but I would try some from the front, hoping it might get past the screw, as well as from the back side of it. Let it work for a day or so and see if you can get the handle to move. Or if you don't have any CLR and happen to have some PB Blaster that would probably net the same result. I don't recall seeing one on a faucet handle, but given the clicking you mentioned I might wonder if the screw had a keeper on it to prevent it from falling out and down the drain. And for this reason I wouldn't try turning the screw any more until the handle started to come loose because if it's hanging right at the end of the threads in the stem you could possibly damage the lead threads on the screw or in the stem.
 
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Will def try it. thanks for the help
 
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If you still have a problem try contacting Delta directly.


https://www.deltafaucet.com/service-parts/contact-us
 
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