How Do You Remove A Mixet Shower Faucet?

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Mixet shower faucets use a single handle to control the water flow and the water's temperature. The flow of water is then routed to either the tub's spout or to the shower head by the gate diverter. Over time, the valve assembly can become clogged with calcium deposits that remain when the water which flows through the valve dries. This is particularly problematic in areas with hard water. Even if the valve is free from deposits, the valve's seals can crack or otherwise corrode, resulting in water leaks. To either repair or replace the faucet, the existing faucet must first be removed. Step 1 Turn off the main water supply to the house. Step 2 Remove the single screw from the center of the faucet's handle with a Phillips screwdriver. Some Mixet faucet designs have a plastic cap which covers the handle's retaining screw. If this cap is present, it must first be removed by prying the cap free with a flat-head screwdriver. Step 3 Pull the handle away from the faucet to remove it. Step 4 ... more
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