Symmons Temptrol Handle Removal ??

Discussion in 'Shower & Bathtub Forum & Blog' started by BobBoots, Jun 10, 2005.

  1. BobBoots

    BobBoots New Member

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    I have removed the end cap and the center screw on my temptrol tub/shower valve but I cannot remove the handle. I've tried the puller assembly, banging gently and not so gently with a hammer, and even tried rocking the handle with two screwdrivers underneath the fluted features.

    I guess penetrating oil would be next on my list, but I thought I'd ask if anyone has a tried and true trick for this problem.

    Thanks for any suggestions.
  2. BobBoots

    BobBoots New Member

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    Problem solved....

    Squirt plenty of GooBeGone (Citrus based rubber cement remover) in there....wait 10 mins....then squirt WD40 in ....wait 5 mins...and THEN use the Temptrol Puller. It was still a bit tough going, but it let loose right away...after being on for 19 years!
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