How do you take off a bathtub faucet?
Begin by using a flat-head screwdriver to pry off the handle's plastic cover (also called the plastic insert or index). Unscrew the handle screw with a flathead or Phillips-head screwdriver as needed. Wiggle the handle and pull it off. You may need a faucet handle puller if the handle will not come off by hand. via
How do you remove a tub faucet stem?
Remove it with a special bath socket wrench, which looks like a spark plug wrench on steroids. Slide the bath socket onto the stem bonnet and turn it counterclockwise to break the stem loose. If it sticks, soak it with penetrating lubricant. Unscrew and remove the stem. via
Can I replace a bathtub faucet myself?
If your bathtub faucet is old or broken, you can easily replace it with a new one all by yourself. The process is the same whether you have a single handle faucet or one with multiple controls. If you want to change your faucet handles, you need to remove them along with the stems connecting to the pipes. via
How do you remove a bathtub faucet without screws?
If you can't have it out with your plain hands, try using a pair of pliers or faucet handle puller. Pliers can scratch your faucet's handle if applied directly. Wrap an old cloth or towel around the handle's base then use the pliers. After removing the handle, you may find some mineral deposits. via
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How do you remove a stuck faucet stem?
Use WD-40 on the stuck faucet. Spray the lubricant so that it completely penetrates as much of the valve stem and cartridge as possible. Let it sit for several minutes, then try to remove the cartridge. via