Need help with removing a Pfister shower handle that has no set screw

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  1. evanrw

    evanrw New Member

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    Hi

    I am trying to figure out how to remove a pfister shower handle that does not have any screws on it. I thought maybe the cap could be removed by rotating but i tried twisting and it wouldn’t budge. Not sure if I need to use some other tools to loosen? Please help. Any assistance or suggestions are appreciated. Thanks
     

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  2. hj

    hj Moderator & Master Plumber Staff Member

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    It may unscrew, but more likely it prys off.
     
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  4. fitter30

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    Try this but might want to spray something like wd40 with the straw behind the bandle.
     
  5. evanrw

    evanrw New Member

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    Thanks for the replies. I did see that pfister video but mine doesn’t turn or twist off like that. I’ll have to wd40 it and see if I can pry off the cap.
     
  6. jordanr

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    Did you get the end off this pfister? I have same one and same question.
     
  7. jordanr

    jordanr New Member

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    Ok. So I got the diagram of this one from Pfister now. The cap unscrews.

    Tried wrapping in vinegar soaked rag overnight and using strap wrench. No luck. Any advise?
     

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  8. DIYorBust

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    That cap looks like you need to pry in the diagram.
     
  9. jadnashua

    jadnashua Retired Defense Industry Engineer xxx

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    Those ridges in the diagram may not be threads, they could be just ridges that bend and help hold it in place. I'd try using a sharp knife to get between the cap and the handle body and pry. WHat may be less likely to scratch or dent things could be a car body trim removal tool. It's also possible that there's a locking tab that prevents the cap from turning. IF you try prying from the bottom, if you do scratch or dent anything, it may be less visible.
     
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