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Can you upload some pictures of it?
There has to be a set screw holding the handle on. Once handle is off there will be a cartridge retaining nut. Remove that and then the spout will come off
Can you unthread the lever from the handle base. I've seen set screw under them
Sorry i'm still here
Okay let me do a bit of research
Buy CLR and Moen makes a good grease, If they don't have it silicone grease will work
Are you sure there is no brand at the base under the spout?
I think if you cleaned the junk out of where the lever went you'd find a set screw
It looks like the lever WAS the screw holding the base on the cartridge. I bet with some work it'll come off now
I think if you put a flat head screwdriver in here and carefully twist it all the way around in this gap it'll pop off
Without the lever in it
It has to come off. I've worked on 100's of them and never one that didn't come off like I'm describing. If there is a lot of hard water it will be tough
I do not know what you mean, sorry.
If you like I can OPT out to allow another expert to try and answer. I'm quite confident I'm right, however I am human and might be missing something.
Oh I can see it now. Hold on please
Are you sure there is no set screw in the back of the handle base?
Ok Ive been doing this for 15 years so I am going to forward this pic to my The only guy that I know that might know more than me. Give me a few.
Okay If you line the "NUT" up so its centered can you see a set screw further in THROUGH the nut?
Okay I certain Its just stuck That plastic is what slides over the cartridge stem and allows the lever to grip it
It has to come off from there. Soak it in CLR overnight.
I think you have a ton of scale build up. I also think for your money and time you'd be better off buying a moen. You still need to fix the stiffness.
Yes, but there's NOTHING else that can be holding it down. I am truly out of answers and for that I am sorry.
Yes. Good luck!!
I see no one else has tried to help. Have you had any luck?