How to remove Delta shower handle

How to remove Delta shower handle?You might want to do maintenance or fault finding on your Delta shower valve. So you want do disassemble the shower valve. The first part you notice is the handle. How can you take of the handle. Some handles don’t even have visible screws. No problem. Here in this article I will show you various kinds of Delta shower handles and how to remove them.

With Exposed Screws

With Plug Buttons

With Setscrews

With Threaded Bonnets

How to remove Delta shower handle – Handle screws behind face plate.

How to remove Delta shower handle - Handle screws behind face plate

Some times the screws securing the handle is behind the face plate. Thus you can not see the handle screws.

In this case you have to unscrew the the face plate first. The handle plus the face plate can the be pulled off.

The you see the handle screws behind the face plate which you may the unscrew to take the handle off.

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With Exposed Screws

With Exposed Screws

Unscrew the handle screw and remove the handle, bonnet and sleeve from the valve stem.

Unscrew the two screws from the face plate. Remove the escutcheon and the face plate.

If applicable, use a flat-blade screwdriver to remove the pin from the adapter. Unscrew and remove the adapt or from the valve.

 

 

How to remove Delta shower handle – with Plug Buttons

Delta shower handle with Plug Buttons

 

Using a flat-blade screwdriver, gently pry the plug button from the front of the valve trim.
Unscrew the screw and remove the handle and adapter from the valve stem.
If applicable, rotate the cover counterclockwise to remove.
Slide the sleeve off the valve.
Unscrew the two screws and remove the face plate.
If applicable, use a flat-blade screwdriver to remove the pin from the adapter.
Unscrew and remove the adapter from the valve.

 

 

Trim with Setscrews

Trim with Setscrews

Loosen the setscrew and slide the handle and adapter off the valve.
Slide the sleeve off the valve.
Unscrew the two screws and remove the face plate.
If applicable, use a flat-blade screwdriver to remove the pin from the adapter.
Unscrew and remove the adapter from the valve.

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How to remove Delta shower handle – with Threaded Bonnets

How to remove Delta shower handle – with Threaded Bonnets
  • Firmly grasp the handle. Turn the bonnet counterclockwise and remove the handle and bonnet from the valve.
  • If applicable, remove the pivot ring. Remove the face plate from the valve.
  • Using a Phillips screwdriver, unscrew the two screws and remove the retainer.
  • If no screws are present, unscrew and remove the retainer.
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