tub control replacement question

msbattSeptember 9, 2010

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?


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brand? model?

you can probably go to the manufacturers web site and look up the model and find a parts diagram. that will help disassemble the thing and get the replacement parts.

    Bookmark   September 9, 2010 at 5:41PM
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The sleeves usually spin off. But it is possible that it got tightened too much and went past the end of the threads. If you pull slightly while turning counterclock-wise you might get the thing rethreaded.

    Bookmark   September 10, 2010 at 2:45AM
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