Removal of a faucet handle for a non-professional is a hard-looking task although it is not. The reason to remove the handle from a kitchen faucet varies from person to person. Maybe you need to remove the handle to change the faucet cartridge.
The possible problem that can arise is you can not remove the cartridge while the faucet handle is still intact. This is why you need to follow the following steps carefully before going on how to remove kitchen faucet handle without screws.
Before going into the problem further deep, you need to ask yourself why you would need to change the faucet cartridge? Most people think that as the water pressure is below par, there must be something wrong with the cartridge. They are right in most cases; water pressure problems arise due to a faulty cartridge.
Removing the faulty cartridge while the faucet handle is still inbound is possibly not possible. For this, we would go through the process to remove the handle first and then the cartridge in an organized manner. This way, your kitchen faucet would not only work fine in the future, but the cartridge problem would be addressed as well.
Here as you know we are going to address the issue of the cartridge while removing the faucet handle first. If you know how to change or remove the cartridge of a faucet, your problem is 50% solved. In case if you do not know about the removal of a cartridge safely, we suggest you watch the following short video before going on further.
As you know that our topic is to remove the faucet handle and not the cartridge change or its removal. But our jo is to help you anyway. That is the reason we have included this short video of the cartridge fixing. We also had a couple of more videos, but in this one, they have explained the whole package in minimum possible time.
How to Remove Kitchen Faucet Handle without Screws
To remove or change a kitchen faucet handle without screws, you will need some tools. These tools will help you acquire your accomplishment without doing any harm to your faucet.
Tools Required to Remove Faucet Handle
You will need the following tools for removing the kitchen faucet handle safe and sound without the use of screws.
- A piece of old towel
- A pair of pliers
- Flat-Head Screwdriver
- faucet handle puller set
- White vinegar
- An Allen Wrench
We hope that you will have these tools with you. These tools are a must-have if you want to save your faucet from becoming a faulty one. If you do not have these tools, make sure to vail it as soon as possible from a store near you or buy it somewhere online.
You may need to follow the following step to remove the handle from your kitchen faucet successfully.
1-The first and foremost step is to shut off the water supply to your faucet. This you can do in two ways. First, if you can find supply lines under your sink, turn them off if you do not have such junctions in your sink, then you have to shut off the main supply line.
Now to remove the handle of the faucet first thing you need to do is to remove off the cap from it. Some faucets do not have caps; hopefully, the one you are dealing with is capped. Pry off the cap by using a flat head screwdriver.
You may not be able to find the cap at the base of the faucet but the side. Wherever the cap is your job, for now, is to pry it off.
Now, as you remove the cap underneath, you will find a screw that was initially invisible to you. Use the Allen wrench to remove the screw. If the screw is a setscrew, then you will need a correct sized Allen wrench for its removal.
Before removing the screw, make sure that the drain is covered first because you do not want your faucet screw to get lost in the drain. Remember this is the screw that keeps your faucet handle tightly.
Since by now you have removed the screw now it is the time to pull out the handle carefully. For this purpose, you will need a pair of pliers or a faucet handle puller.
As you remove the handle now by using an old towel, wrap the base up to avoid scratching to the faucet. Otherwise, it will lose its sleek appearance and the faucet will look very bad.
Use distilled white vinegar or lemon to remove any water minerals that blocks your faucet drain and reduces its efficiency. By removing these impurities, your faucet efficiency should restore to its standard.
Now if your cartridge is damaged, you should replace it, or if it is working fine, you should leave it as it is. Typically cartridge replacement is a cheap process, and in the market, you can always find a cartridge cheaply.
After doing all the above steps successfully what you need to do now is to repeat the process in a backward direction to reassemble your faucet handle.
If you have not replaced any faucet handle before you may find this job a little hard for yourself. But after reading this article, you should do it smoothly. Your purpose of dismantling the faucet handle may vary. You may need to remove the stains and minerals from within the faucet. You may need to replace the cartridge.
Whatever the purpose of removing your faucet handle is. We have made it very clear for you, and by now you should be able to do it smoothly. However, if you still need any help, we are here to help you out 24/7.
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