Remove leaking lever bathtub handle

Discussion in 'Shower & Bathtub Forum & Blog' started by brad4000, Sep 16, 2018.

  1. brad4000

    brad4000 New Member

    Sep 16, 2018
    Huntington, WV

    Thanks for any help. The faucet in my bathtub is leaking, recently getting worse. I've changed out washers on sinks before to stop it, and plan to do the same here. The only problem is I can't see how to remove the handles to get at the cartridge inside. No discernible set screws. No brand name readily visible. I was tempted to just pull on it, but didn't want to create any new problems. I've attached two pictures, one from above and one straight on. Thank for any help or advice!

  2. jadnashua

    jadnashua Retired Defense Industry Engineer xxx

    Sep 2, 2004
    Retired Systems engineer for defense industry.
    New England
    The small dome on the outside of the handle probably pops off to expose a screw underneath it. Be careful what you pry with so that you don't scratch the finish. Look carefully from the side, and you'll probably see that it is a separate part. If you know the brand, you may be able to find the manual online which would identify both how it goes together and the required repair parts.
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  4. hj

    hj Moderator & Master Plumber Staff Member

    Aug 31, 2004
    Cave Creek, Arizona
    That is a Delta diverter spout, which means that 90% of the time it would be Delta valve. They use set screws in the side of the handle to secure it.
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