Re: Help to remove bathtub facets for repair.
Old handles can become gummed with soap scum and corrosion that require a fair bit of work to get off. What I generally do is tap the center of the handle, right over where the screw was removed, to drive the handle tighter onto the stem. Then, grab the ears of the handle and wiggle while pulling to loosen and get some slack. Tap again, wiggle, pull again, repeat until the handle comes off. Sometimes some gentle tapping from the back of the handle is necessary to get it to wiggle off. To do that, use the claw of a hammer and carefully yank one side then the other, tap the center and yank with the hammer again. Do not pry, as this will only damage the valve and the wall surface of the shower.
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