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If all else fails, the screw can be drilled-out. I used Greenlee drill bits. It cut through the screw like butter, without damaging the threads of the hole. This was a Delta kitchen faucet, with a hex opening.
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Make sure your using the correct size allen wrench. Some of the newer faucets are using Metric sizes. I had one.
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Went to change the washer in my faucet and the hexscrew at the side of the handle is stripped. I hate to call a plumber for this, but I can't get it out. Any suggestions?
Home Depot sells a screwdriver tip that will take it right out. Ask the salesman to show you.
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Are you sure that the screw is a hexscrew and not an allen screw? Most faucet handles have allen screws in them.
They are the same thing. Allen is a brand name for hex shaped bores(6 sides)
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Went to change the washer in my faucet and the hexscrew at the side of the handle is stripped. I hate to call a plumber for this, but I can't get it out. Any suggestions?
Superglue another screw to the old one then let it dry then unscrew it. Hope this works
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Try putting an elastic over the stripped head and then try unscrewing it with correct screwdriver.
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Went to change the washer in my faucet and the hexscrew at the side of the handle is stripped. I hate to call a plumber for this, but I can't get it out. Any suggestions?
I used a star screw driver of the right size and forced it into the screw and turned very slowly to get a good bite. It may work for you. Good luck.
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Went to change the washer in my faucet and the hexscrew at the side of the handle is stripped. I hate to call a plumber for this, but I can't get it out. Any suggestions?
They have tools to take them out & they're cheap. Go to Home Depot or Lowes. Ask someone there will help you!
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If all else fails, the screw can be drilled-out. I used Greenlee drill bits. It cut through the screw like butter, without damaging the threads of the hole. This was a Delta kitchen faucet, with a hex opening.
Ooohh, I agree but it sounds like this person isn't real saavy about using a Allen wrench. I wouldn't tell them to drill it out they might not use the right size drill bit. Try an easy out first! But you're right!
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super glue the hex key in, remove, buy a new one.
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Did you get it out?
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Buy a "star" Torx bit a little larger the the hole in your screw. Tap it in with a hammer or hope it bites. The Torx bit will only cost a couple go bucks so if you ruin it no big deal. It may be worth a try before you resort to drilling or a plumber.
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