How to remove Sink

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Old 12-18-16, 05:13 AM
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How to remove Sink

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Our cold water handle is stuck on our bathroom american standard faucet. not sure why. it had been steadily getting harder to turn on to one day not move any longer. I want to take it off and see if should clean it or replace it but for the life of me cannot figure out how to get it off. I don't see any little allen or hidden screws on the handle.

The underside has a plastic nut i can loosen but there is no way to get that off as there is a line that comes in fort the water supply and another line that goes out to the faucet head which sort of makes an L shape so even if you take both of those lines off you can't get the plastic nut around it.

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Old 12-18-16, 05:54 AM
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Clean the handle parts well with something like CLR or spray it with penetrating oil.
Hold the handle lever while you turn the bell housing CCW.
Protect the finish with a heavy rag if you need to use adjustable pliers.

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Thanks. that worked but i sure had to put some muscle to it even after clr/oil treatment. I did get it to come off finally but I think i may have done something now as when I cleaned it, put it back on the handle now spins in a circle not turning anything on. I am looking at sort of a geared looking post that inserts into the handle and it doesn't appear to be stripped. Any ideas why this might be spinning in a circle?

Also the geared looking rod still is tuff to turn but might be easier if i got that handle on as the extra leverage might make a difference. however, is there a way to make that a little easier to turn? I did try and put oil on it but it didn't seem to do much of anything. Also, there is a screw in the top of rod that i took out and put in thinking that might have had an affect but it did not do anything either.
 
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Old 12-18-16, 08:45 AM
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I'm almost certain the faucet is Moen. They should send you parts, totally free.

Go to Moen web site, click on Parts and Support at top, then choose identify my product.
You should be able to find your faucet (widespread Lavatory) or something close. The parts you need are used in a lot of models.

You could just call Moen, I'm sure they will identify the parts quickly.
Let us know if you need help installing the new parts.

For me, I would try to talk them into sending a whole new assembly.
 
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