I am doing my first plumbing job, and hope there is a simple solution for my problem. My American Standard faucet set had a leaky hot water handle, so I disassembled it, replaced the cartridge, and now cannot get the handle to align properly. It should move in an 8:00 to 4:00 arc, and instead moves from 11:00 to 7:00. I have tried removing the cartridge and screwing it in from a different starting point; it always ends up back in the same place. I think I need to take the handle apart, detaching the "wrist blade handle" from the "skirt/adapter," but these 2 pieces do NOT want to come apart. The skirt piece needs to go on the cartridge first, and then I could add and align the handle. The forum won't let me post a link, but the handles can be found under "Heritage Handle kits" on the American Standard site.
Thanks! I greatly appreciate any help.