How to get handles off

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Old 04-04-20, 07:19 AM
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How to get handles off

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The handle on the cold water side is stuck and I need to get it off to either fix or replace it. Based in what I see below it slides out from the bottom so requires I get the handles off. There are no screws and no cap that I can tell with a hidden Allen screw. I tried also twisting the base counter clockwise with no luck. I can't tell the brand either unfortunately. Anyone have any idea what to do to get this off?

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Need at least some pictures.
There are a lot of different designs.
 
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Old 04-04-20, 07:42 AM
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Sorry about that but i couldn't figure out how to get the image uploaded but got it now. Hope that helps
 
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Old 04-04-20, 09:09 AM
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Lesson learned: Save paperwork for ALL faucets.

It could be a Grohe faucet.
If there is absolutely no set screw visible..... the handle may just pull straight off.
 
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Thanks for the reply. Tried to pull it off with no such luck. Any other thoughts? If additional pics help too please let me know and I can take and post them
 
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Old 04-04-20, 11:06 AM
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If you're sure there are no set screws, then it's most likely calcified on to stem. Try to get some LIME-A-WAY up into the stem area.
 
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I have some clr will that do? Once I let it sit do you think the thing twists off the main shaft?
 
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Old 04-04-20, 12:23 PM
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CLR is the same as Lime-A-way. Again if there are no other visible means such as set screws, snap rings, etc...The problem I see is how are you going to get the CLR up in there and soaking. Perhaps with one of those lab bottles with the inverted straw.

You're absolutely sure there are no signs of the manufacturer?

Years back I had a MOEN cartridge that was so calcified to the body, I had to buy a special puller just for that purpose.
 
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I tried also twisting the base counter clockwise with no luck.
Shot in the dark: the cold handle base could be left-hand threaded, because the handle itself tightens counter-clockwise. Try twisting the base clockwise?
 
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Old 04-04-20, 06:16 PM
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Looks like american standard.. The base screws off FYI CCW
 
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