Bathroom Shower Faucet Handle Repair Instructions: Shower faucet handle problems are similar to all other common faucet handle issues. They require replacement either when they become old or start leaking. You can either replace the entire handle or simply replace the rubber gasket in the assembly, depending upon your problem. Instructions on the same are given below.
To start with, turn off all water supply coming to the bathtub or shower by turning off the water supply valve. Also, turn the faucet on so that any water present in the pipes drains away.
Use a screwdriver and slowly pry out the handle cover on the shower faucet handle. You will find the retaining screw beneath the shower handle cover. Remove this screw as well. Now pull out the faucet off its stem, so that you can see the shower head assembly.
Carefully check the inside areas of the shower head. In case you notice any black color residue, it is an indicator that the gasket needs replacement. Use a screwdriver to take out the rubber gasket from its position.
Take a damp piece of cloth and clean the interiors of the shower head of any remaining residue. If there is any lime accumulation on the head assembly, use a strong lime removal product to clean the area.
The new gasket ring needs to be placed at its position inside the shower head. Take the existing handle or a new one and fix it back in position by inserting the retaining screw on the handle. Tighten the screw and put back the handle cover to complete the repair job.