04:56PM | 09/02/04
Member Since: 09/01/04
11 lifetime posts
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: ) 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?


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.


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!


10:14AM | 09/03/04
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05:01PM | 02/17/15
I replaced the bathroom faucet hot and cold water cartridges with Delta replacements from Home Depot. Everything went fine but now the faucet handles are hard to turn.


03:12PM | 03/13/16
Member Since: 03/13/16
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I am having the same problem after changing cartridge on my Delta faucet.

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