How do you remove a faucet handle when the set screw is stripped? 

Unlike most screws, faucet set screws are too soft for screw extractors.
  1. Insert a cobalt drill bit into your drill.
  2. Position the drill bit over the the first hole and drill out the screw head.
  3. Pull the faucet handle away from the faucet.

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How do you remove a set screw? 

  1. Spray a penetrating lubricant on the set screw, especially in the seam between the set screw and the base of the object.
  2. Press down on the screwdriver or Allen wrench and turn the set screw counterclockwise.
  3. Hold the screwdriver or Allen wrench on the screw and tap the top of your tool with a hammer.

How do you remove a shower faucet with a stripped set screw? 

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How do you remove a stripped shower valve?

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If it’s the stem that’s stripped, you’ll have to replace the entire valve. Turn off the water to the shower and unscrew the valve retaining the nut to remove the valve. If a Moen shower handle is stripped, you might have to pull out a retaining clip, using pliers, to get the valve out.

How do you remove a stripped grub screw from a mixer tap?

Turn the grub screw clockwise slightly with either an Allen wrench or flat-head screwdriver, depending on the screw. When the screw moves, turn the screw counterclockwise to remove it from the part. The movement clockwise, as if tightening, sometimes breaks the seal any rust may have on the screw.

How do you remove a stripped tub spout?

Simply turn the tub spout in a counterclockwise motion. You will need to pull slightly as you turn the fixture to engage any remaining stripped threads on the tub spout. Once you remove the spout, discard it and replace it. Many times when a tub spout spins freely, the pipe’s threaded adapter may be damaged as well.

How do you remove a corroded shower handle?

How do I loosen a corroded faucet?

Soak your faucet in white vinegar for around five minutes to loosen the corroded patches; then scrub with a sponge. Repeat the process if necessary until all of the corrosion is removed. If you don’t have any vinegar, you can substitute either lemon juice or a cola drink, as they are similarly acidic.

How do you loosen a calcified faucet?

Natural products such as vinegar and baking soda can effectively remove calcification without harming the fixtures.
  1. Soak a cloth with white vinegar and wrap it around the faucet.
  2. Remove the cloth and wipe the faucet with a clean, wet cloth.
  3. Rinse the faucet with a wet cloth and buff it dry with a towel.
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