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henryje

10:52AM | 02/18/01
Member Since: 02/17/01
1 lifetime posts
Bvplumbing
While tring to fix a leaky faucet in my shower/bathtub, I tried to replace the cartridge like all the instructions say to do. However, my old cartridge does not move or budge or want to come out at all. It feels like it is permanently stuck in there. Any suggestions, before I have to replace the whole faucet structure...

Matches

04:33AM | 02/23/01
Member Since: 09/01/00
312 lifetime posts
Soak the area where the cartridge meets the body of the faucet with WD-40 or liquid wrench and wait 30 minutes.Put a wrench on the cartridge and tap the wrench with a hammer in the direction the cartrige will unscrew.Also it may help if you run the faucet with hot water before you start as some expansion may help.
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