How to Remove a Moen Monticello Bathroom Faucet Handle

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The steps detailed in this article are only meant as a guideline. Always follow the instructions for your specific Moen Monticello bathroom faucet handle.

The Monticello line of faucets and fixtures from Moen makes a stylish addition to any bathroom. These faucets come in a variety of styles and colors to help match your particular bathroom decor. You can remove a Moen Monticello bathroom faucet handle, if you need to, for replacing or repairing it with a new one. If you're a DIYer who is all thumbs, it might be helpful to turn the water off before starting.

Step 1

Cut the water supply for the Moen Monticello faucet for which you will be removing the handle. Although not strictly necessary, this will help to prevent water from flowing out of the faucet while you are working. The water supply handle for the Moen Monticello faucet is usually be located underneath the sink. Follow the water supply line or tube from where it it connected to the underside of the faucet to where it meets the supply valve in the wall. Rotate the handle on the water supply valve to the right to shut off the water supply.

Step 2

Remove the decorative ends on the handle by turning them counterclockwise. Continue turning until they unscrew all the way.

Step 3

Hold the faucet handle with one hand. With your other, turn the base of the Monticello handle counterclockwise. This unlocks the handle from the stem. This step may not be applicable to your Monticello faucet, depending on the model. Remove the Moen Monticello bathroom faucet handle by lifting it straight up and off the stem.

Step 4

Locate the hex screw for the Monticello faucet handle on faucets that are connected in this manner. This is positioned at the rear of the handle. Loosen the hex screw with an Allen wrench. Remove the handle by pulling it straight up and off the stem.


Nathan McGinty

Nathan McGinty started writing in 1995. He has a Bachelor of Science in communications from the University of Texas at Austin and a Master of Arts in international journalism from City University, London. He has worked in the technology industry for more than 20 years, in positions ranging from tech support to marketing.