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Do you know the brand of faucet?, that might be helpful.
I wish I did. I can't find any indication of what brand it is. At least when I fixed the dripping shower, the handle said Delta right on it. This faucet has nothing written anywhere that I see.


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Thanks for the video, Neal. Videos are always helpful. Now if I could just figure out how to get to the cartridges on my faucet.


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Just yesterday I installed a new faucet. There were no screws at the top. Instead, the decorative handle cover screwed down on the valve body.
Another thing you could look for is whether the valve is slightly loose and spinning just a bit as you close the tap. You can check that by looking underneath as you or somebody else moves the handle. If so, you can tighten the nut underneath.
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Just yesterday I installed a new faucet. There were no screws at the top. Instead, the decorative handle cover screwed down on the valve body.
Another thing you could look for is whether the valve is slightly loose and spinning just a bit as you close the tap. You can check that by looking underneath as you or somebody else moves the handle. If so, you can tighten the nut underneath.
Thank you. I looked very carefuly again at the top. If they are indeed caps, they are snug as a bug in a rug Seriously, I'm afraid if I tried to remove the caps, I would scratch everything up. I still think they're decorative.

I really like your idea to see if the valve is loose and will definitely check it out tomorrow.

Also, I was having a hard time with the allen wrench I have (getting a new one tomorrow) and so the set screw is not completely in and tight. I just hope I didn't strip it. I'm assuming I could just take the set screw to a hardware store and get a new one?

Thanks again for your help. I really appreciate it.
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The caps do come off
http://www.homedepot.com/b/Plumbing-...s/N-5yc1vZc6ae

You might have a metric set screw, taking it with you is a good idea.
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Just to be clear; there may be no caps at the top of the faucet. Very recently I bought and installed a bathroom faucet that had no exposed screws. I don't know how long this design has been in use and I don't know if it is only a Moen feature. But the handle is integrated into the valve cover and it screws onto the exposed part of the valve. here are some pics to help explain:
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Thanks, guys, I really appreciate all your help. I think Frodo's diagram of my handles is right and that the caps are removable (the caps are just so small they looked like just a decoration). Thanks for the pics, Slownsteady. I wish mine was like yours, it looks like it might be easier.

I'm sure the caps have never been removed before so I hope it won't be too difficult to remove. If a knife doesn't work, I was thinking of using a tiny flathead screwdriver, maybe putting masking tape over the end so as not to scratch up the cap.

I did get another allen wrench size 3/32. I'm at work today but plan on continuing this fun project tomorrow. Thanks again!
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I"m ready to pull my hair out. I got the wrong size allen wrench. I need a 5/64, not a 3/32. I also tried to remove the caps. No luck whatsoever. I also went under the sink while someone else jiggled the handle. Things below are tight. Argh!!! Oh well, I'll give it another shot tomorrow. Thanks again, guys.


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