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How to remove a stuck shower handle?

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How to remove a stuck shower handle?

The tap handles in my shower are becoming increasingly difficult to turn on and off. I think it may be a washer but I can't turn the tap on or off without a spanner. The handle itself won't come off to check the washer. There are no screws anywhere to help remove it. How can I get the handle off? 




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Re: Stuck shower handle

Welcome to the Bunnings Workshop community @TommyT. It's brilliant to have you join us, and many thanks for your question about removing tap handles.

You might like to start by reading through this helpful step-by-step guide: How to replace a tap washer. In step two, it shows the most common varieties of tap handles and their various removal steps. If there is no visible hole that a grubscrew could be inside, I'd suggest that your handles are attached with a hidden nut behind the tap handle that requires a vandal-proof spanner, as found in this Kinetic Spout And Handle Repair Kit.

Please let me know if you have any questions.



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