Bathtub faucet handle always coming loose?

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Old 12-29-20, 08:12 AM
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Bathtub faucet handle always coming loose?

Hey guys, this faucet handle has always been falling off it's base every now and whenever, seems tightening the screw never worked and not looks like the screw went down the drain.

These are the pics of everything, far as I know the plumber had purchased the shower body at home depot years ago but any idea how I can know the model of this faucet system please so I can try to get the screw or new handle with a screw?

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Old 12-29-20, 08:55 AM
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At this point I would consider getting a new handle. The socket in the old one is probably wallowed out and loose and the movement allows the screw to work loose. When things are in good condition they almost never work loose.
 
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Old 12-29-20, 09:51 AM
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Thanks, since I am not seeing a model/brand anywhere on it I am wondering how to get the handle, any ideas please?
 
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Old 12-29-20, 05:43 PM
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Home Depot guy says it's not the handle, it's the shaft that's broken so would need to change the shower body. I can't believe that, is he correct that the entire shower body would need to be replaced?
 
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No, if anything all you need to do is replace the cartridge. That will have a new stem that the handle attaches too. You can tell what you need by looking at your parts. You should see a square on the end of the stem and a square shaped socket/hole in the handle. If one appears rounded or stripped that's what you replace. If they both are rounded then they both should be replaced.
 
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That's exactly what I was thinking to replace the cartridge [thanks!] and also the handle too just to be sure so now I have to find a way to track down the brand/model of the faucet.
 
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Hey guys, so I took this shower handle which fell off to a local plumbing store. The guy there said before replacing either the handle or the Delta faucet's cartridge/stem I should try removing that shaft in the first pic and tighten it onto the stem of of the faucet.

He said that loose item in the stem of the handle is the handle's screw. We don't know how to turn that shaft, any ideas please?

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