tub control replacement question
I've been having trouble turning the hot water completely off in my tub for some time now, and night before last I resorted to using a pair of channellocks to turn it. Now, I can't turn it back on---the control knob just spins.
The knob is held on my a center screw, which I've removed. This allows me to take off the knob itself, but there's still a decorative sleeve covering the spindle, and I can figure out how to remove it. I figure once I get down to the actual spindle I'll know what to do, but now---???
Since the sleeve just spins but won't pull off the spindle, should I try to pry it loose? Perhaps with a pair of screwdrivers, or a pickle fork?