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wrightrj

04:56PM | 09/02/04
Member Since: 09/01/04
11 lifetime posts
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We have a 10-year-old Price Pfister bathroom faucet that is VERY hard to pull on and off. (A picture of this faucet is at: http://members.accessbee.com/wrightrj/faucet/faucet.html ) I would rather not have to replace the whole faucet if I don't have to. I've tried removing the knob and lubing the little mechanism that's sticking out with plumbers grease, but that doesn't help. This faucet is in a bathroom that has his & her sinks, so if I replace one faucet, then I have to replace the other one, too. (The other one works fine.) My husband and I have both tried pulling the mechanism out with vice grip pliers, but it wouldn't budge. Can anyone offer some ideas that might help?

LonnythePlumber

07:43PM | 09/02/04
Yuck. That picture is gross. I had to go wash my hands after seeing that lube job. It appears you have not taken off the retaining ring. Like trying to remove a wheel with the lug nuts still on.

You should replace the cartridges in your faucets. They're good ones and repairable.

wrightrj

09:44AM | 09/03/04
Member Since: 09/01/04
11 lifetime posts
Ha ha ha, so sorry to gross you out, Lonny! I did what you said, removed the retaining ring, and voila... the cartridge pulled right out! Now I just have to make a trip to the hardware store. Thanks so much for your help! I appreciate it!

LonnythePlumber

10:14AM | 09/03/04
You're welcome. Thank you for participating in this Bob Villa volunteer forum.
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