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Ryan
Eljer tub faucet handle removal

Hello!

My bathtub has an Eljer faucet and it drips a lot unless I really tighten the handles. I was told I could probably fix it by replacing the rubber washer in the handles. However, I cannot figure out how to get them off. I've attached a few pictures of them. As you can see there is a small slot that looks like it could be pressed down with a flat head screw driver. I've tried pressing it in (barely moves) and pulling on the handle...nothing. Any advice?

Thanks!

A. Spruce
Re: Eljer tub faucet handle removal

I can't determine the means of removal from the pictures, however you're probably on the right track. Have you tried going to Eljer's website and finding the owners manual for your faucet?

Ryan
Re: Eljer tub faucet handle removal

I have tried looking for a manual but it is difficult since I don't know what model it is. The faucet was in place well before I bought the house.

A. Spruce
Re: Eljer tub faucet handle removal

Having gone to the Eljer site, I'm not surprised you didn't find anything. Unfortunately too many manufacturers are concerned with a "pretty" site, rather than one that offers information on their products. I would email them the picture that you've posted here and ask them for identification, an owners manual, and tech info on how to remove the handles. Sorry I couldn't be of more help.

BigWalt
Re: Eljer tub faucet handle removal

I know I'm late but try this website...

http://www.plumbingpartsdepot.com/sltubindex.html

wojoj43
Re: Eljer tub faucet handle removal

I'm having the same problem. Did you ever find a solution to removing these handles?
Thanks for any help

J G
Re: Eljer tub faucet handle removal

If you look on the side of the handle you will see a SMALL slot. You need to use a small screw driver and push the tab that is in the slot, one on each side of the handle. This is sometimes easier said than done. YOu may need to heat the handle up with HOT water on a cloth and let it sit on the handle a few minutes.

The part of the handle you see (the silver part) is pushed onto the handle adapter, sometimes mineral deposits get in between the two pieces and harden. Once you get the handle off it shouldn't be difficult to do the rest of the job. Good luck.

J G

SeanP
Re: Eljer tub faucet handle removal

Hello,

Yes I can vouch for the two tabs. One is larger and fairly easy to get moving. A little spritz of PBblaster did the trick. But the second, much smaller one, seems like it is frozen in place. Do both of these tabs have to be pushed concurrently? If so, what tool can do that??

EDIT: well I answered my own question. I used a rubber mallet and a small precision electronic screwdriver for the smallest, and a 3/8th screwdriver for the larger.. I simply pounded in the precision screwdriver, depressing the tab enough that when I pushed the larger in with the 3/8th with a bit of wiggle the handles slid right off.

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