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My Delta roman tub faucet handle goes back too far when it is turned off. I tried to take the decorative base off (screws) and now that is stuck. I put WD40 in the thread area but it still won't move. So I have two questions:

  1. how do I get the handle aligned correctly?
  2. if the handle repairs requires me to take the base off, how can I get it unstuck?

I know that it screws off because I removed the one for the hot water easily

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    Where are the pictures of the underside? Normally you would just loosen of the nut or clamp screws on the bottom, rotate it to where you wish, and reaffix them. If you messed with the base on the top side, you may need to disconnect it and uninstall it to get it un jammed.
    – K H
    Apr 10 at 6:11
  • You should also add a picture of the fasteners you tried to remove.
    – K H
    Apr 10 at 6:44
  • Thank you for responding. I attached a picture of the part that won't turn. It has such a small rim that I couldn't imagine a tool to be able to get a hold of it. The tub is completely tiles so no access to get to the plumbing underneath
    – Val Lynn
    Apr 10 at 16:31
  • You indicate that there's no access below. While this is possible, it's not likely. There's probably a removable panel somewhere to give access to the plumbing below. You may have to search a bit, as one wouldn't want it to be super obvious in a nicely decorated bathroom such as this, but I'm willing to bet that it's there somewhere.
    – FreeMan
    May 11 at 14:08
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You need to have a plumber's wrench/plyer to hold the nut below the sink, and a helper to hold/adjust the handle into the correct position.

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  • Thank you for responding. The tub is completely tiled so no access to get to the plumbing underneath
    – Val Lynn
    Apr 10 at 16:31
  • @Val Lynn Sorry, I messed up. Robber strap wrench might help then.
    – r13
    Apr 10 at 17:02
  • ok Thank. you so much! I will try that
    – Val Lynn
    Apr 10 at 19:36
  • Don't forget to loosen the screw first, if there is one.
    – r13
    Apr 10 at 19:48

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