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Removing shower cartridge from handle body

Discussion in 'Plumbing and Central Heating' started by PeteWilliams, 8 Mar 2020.

  1. PeteWilliams

    PeteWilliams

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    Hi,

    Our shower is dripping from the handle. I've tried to take it apart so I could replace the cartridge, but I can't it out completely.

    I've removed the handle, which gave me access to the cartridge but when I unbolted it, the metal collar came with it and I can't work out how to detach it.

    These photos might explain the issue better: https://photos.app.goo.gl/HQBPh2ivTmBKD74t5

    Any suggestions on how to remove the metal handle body from the cartridge?

    I noticed it had two flats on the rear so was hoping if I gripped those and tried to loosen the cartridge, it would come apart, but no luck - the flats are so small I can't get a good grip, even in a vice.

    Thanks

    Pete
     
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    Not sure if it is me but the pictures are horribly grainy. The o-ring doesn’t appear in good shape. Can you try changing that first?
     
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    Leak is probably coming through the inside of cartridge and would need the O ring on lower part of spindle replaced
     
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    The silver cover should unscrew from the cartridge.

    Andy
     
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    Is that a Trevi. shower. Bob
     
  7. PeteWilliams

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    UPDATE: I made it worse…!

    After failing to remove the cartridge from the body, I reinstalled it and now it won't turn off at all! It's just on full blast regardless of which way the handle is turned.

    Is there anything obvious I might have done wrong? Or have I just broken the cartridge somehow..?

    In answer to a couple comments:

    That's what I thought, but I can't get a good enough grip to do it.

    Don't know I'm afraid.
     
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