How to Remove a Gerber Faucet Sleeve

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All models of Gerber faucets with their various types of sleeves remove in basically the same way. If the sleeves are chrome, as most are, and corrosion has pitted the surface, replacing them is an alternative to trying to clean them. It spruces up your bath area and gives the faucet a new look. Try this repair to improve your old Gerber faucets. It takes just a few minutes and requires limited skill.

Things You'll Need

  • Allen wrench or screwdriver
  • Adjustable pliers
  • Rag or towel

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Shut the water valves to the faucet by opening the plumber's access door and turning them to the left. Or, close the home's main water line.

Take off the Gerber faucet's handle by finding the small set screw that secures this handle to the base of the faucet. The screw is located on top of most round Gerber faucets underneath a plastic cap. Take off the cap and unscrew the screw with an Allen wrench or screwdriver depending on the type of screw head. On lever faucets, look along the base of the handle and remove the plastic plug, if it is there, before unscrewing it with an Allen wrench or screwdriver.

Pull the handle off the faucet by sliding it back and off the cartridge stem. The trim sleeve is located under the handle. Turn it to the left to unscrew it from the base and pull it off once you are able to. Repeat this on the other handle, if it is a double handle style faucet. If the sleeve does not turn, grip it with large pliers and turn. Cover the pliers with a towel or rag to prevent scratching the surface if you will re-use the sleeves.

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