Question by  homer2 (21)

How do you get a stuck shower valve out?

My shower valve is stuck in place, could you help me by providing suggestions on how to get it out?


Answer by  thexgreyxwarden (22)

Soak the place where the handle attaches to the stem with Liquid Wrench or equivelent. Soak for a couple of hours, reapplying every half hour. If that doesn't work, there are special pullers available. You might be able to rent one. They are under $20 to purchase a cheapy one. You don't need a top quality one like a pro.


Answer by  hegde (161)

Really depends on the type of shower valve you have. In general, use a wrench to turn the valve. If the wrench slips, use a file to create a good grip. Try good rubber grips available in hardware stores. Be careful if you are trying to hit it with hammer.


Answer by  Joe1010us (239)

If the valve handle is frozen it usually requires replacement. This can be done by shutting the water feeds off to the shower, then removing the whole diverter handle unit by cutting the pipes. Shark bite fittings can be found at any plumbing supply, they are the easiest.


Answer by  mlucas (515)

This is a common problem. Make sure the water is turned off on both the hot and cold side. Make sure you removed the pin that holds the cartridge that is in place. There is a tool that you can find at most hardware stores that will help.


Answer by  Latin4 (11170)

I would apply WD 40. Hold a rag around where you are working so you don't get this anywhere else. It can be slippery.

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