A 7/64 hex wrench in most cases for handle set screw.
Some Moen faucets have handles that remove by loosening the screw in the back of the handle. To loosen this screw use a 3/32″ hex wrench. After the handle has been removed unscrew the spout collar nut by turning counterclockwise then lift and rotate the spout.
An easy solution is to use a Torx head screwdriver. Push in the screwdriver using a hammer. The Torx head will offer grip in the stripped Allen screw. You can also try using a flathead screwdriver to create the grip.
Thank you for your question! Almost all of our shower handle set screws take a 3/32″ or 1/8″ Allen wrench.
Hook the jaws behind the faucet handle, insert the threaded rod through the hole for the set screw and tighten the handle by turning it clockwise. This will lock the jaws onto the handle. Keep turning the handle clockwise. As the rod presses against the valve stem, the jaws will force the handle off.
How to Remove Double Faucet Handles without Screw: Step 1: Turn Off the Water. Step 2: Twist the Handle’s Base. Step 3: Remove the Screw. Step 4: Pull Out the Cartridge. Step 1: Remove the Button. Step 2: Remove the Allen Key. Step 3: Pull off the Faucet Handle. Step 4: Expose the Cartridge.
Use an Allen wrench or small screwdriver to remove the screw, then carefully use your hand or pliers to remove the handle of the faucet. The overall trick is how to remove tap handle without screw and find a good place to begin taking apart the faucet handle so you can get to where you need to be.
If the screw is covered with a cap, use a flat screwdriver to remove it. Once you locate the screw, use an appropriate screwdriver to unscrew it by turning it counterclockwise. Then remove the handle. Doing so will expose a nut that holds the valve in place.
Instructions: Remove the faucet handles from faucet, and place in a bowl. Pour straight vinegar into the bowl until the handles are completely submerged. In the morning, thoroughly lubricate the faucet valve with Plumber’s Grease. Remove faucet handles from vinegar, rinse with water, dry thoroughly, and re-install.
Cleaning an Aerator If the aerator still won’t budge with any form of gentle movement back and forth, apply WD-40 Penetrant spray. This will clear any resistance in a short while and allow easy removal. Once removed you can soak the aerator parts in a solution of vinegar this will loosen any built up mineral deposits.