Need help repairing kitchen faucet handle


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Old 12-06-17, 09:01 PM
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Need help repairing kitchen faucet handle

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I have attached a picture of our kitchen faucet. I can't find manufacturer identification anywhere on it. The faucet works fine but the handle is a bit loose and doesn't really stay where you put it. We have the same faucet in the kitchen island sink and the handle is tight and stays where you turn it to.

How do I go about fixing this? I removed the little cap at the bottom of the handle and I see an allen screw in there. I was afraid to take it out and stopped there.

Thank you.
 
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Old 12-06-17, 10:50 PM
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Don't remove the set screw, just loosen it enough to pull the handle off. Once the handle is off you can inspect the valve stem (plastic) and maybe see why tightening the screw will not work. Aligning the handle and tightening the screw is usually good enough.
Someone might be able to identify the faucet by the picture. A picture of the underside would help, manufacturers have different ways of securing the faucet and some are easily identified.
 
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Old 12-07-17, 05:39 AM
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Almost every manufacturer has a similar style faucet so you'll have to visit websites such as Delta, Kohler & Moen... and see if you can find yours. Many like spout end sprayers like yours are held in two ways. One, there is often a weight attached to the hose under the cabinet. When properly set up the weight is always hanging to provide tension to hold the sprayer in the neck. If the weight comes loose and slides down it no longer helps hold the sprayer in place. The sprayer head is also held in magnetically to provide that final "click" into place and there is a plastic bushing to provide a tight enough fit. Look up into the spout and at the sprayer base to see if either the male or female plastic bushings are broken or missing.
 
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Old 12-07-17, 08:26 AM
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Thanks. I'll take a look when I get home. I just saw in the picture it says Moen very faintly at the base of the base of the U shaped pipe before it goes into the decorative base.
 
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I loosened the set screw and get can't the handle off. I kept loosen it and it came out all the way. no big deal i guess, but I still can't get the handle off. I pulled on it fairly hard and it won't budge. I have been pulling directly perpendicular to vertical. Is there a different direction or movement to get if off? Thanks
 
 

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