Tub faucet handle disassembly

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  1. sg8383

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    Hello,

    I’d like to partially disassemble the faucet handle if my tub to get at the anti-scald device. There isn’t enough hot water in the mix.

    Any tips on how to get this piece off? It doesn’t twist either way. There’s no other set screws I see. I don’t know if it’s the rubber gasket in the back holding it in place but it’s really rigid and I can’t seam to get anything behind it to try and pry/pull it off. I looked at everything from the manufacturer and it doesn’t really help in figuring out disassembly.

    Thanks!
     
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    turn the "big thing" counterclockwise.
     
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    You mean the bigger portion of what sticks out or the entire backplate?
     
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    Never mind. I pulled a bit more on the backplate to find it comes forward over everything. So with that off, the piece still doesn’t turn clockwise or counter.
     
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    Did you use a wrench?
     
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    How am I going to use a wrench on a smooth, non-slotted piece? Nothing will grip to that.
     
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    The bell looking cap should turn counter-clockwise to remove. Google strap wrench they do make one that is rubber and would grip onto the polish brass without scoring it.
     
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