Can't get faucet cover off
This is to fix leak via repair kit. Need to get into faucet to install kit parts. No luck getting cover off. I know there is a similar question with an answer but have have tried a strap wrench. Where I am at:
- removing the screw only is clearly not sufficient
- tried wrench, pliers, and strap wrench with considerable pressure but barely a hint it will move; put some WD-40 around base and right down the stem (may not be a good idea, but just trying stuff)
- now thinking that there may be something to work with from underneath - thought I'd ask here
- I don't have model of the faucet; faucet was here when bought the house and no obvious indicators (it isn't American Standard, which shows as sink make)
Any thoughts on usefulness on trying from below? Or other thoughts?
Sorry for long absence on this. I found the manual and it is, indeed, just supposed to "lift off" after the single screw at the top is removed. There is no set screw on side. Why it does not just "lift off" I have yet to figure out. I may just remove the whole faucet to have a look from a different angle or take as an opportunity/excuse to replace. It is dated in its look and doesn't match rest of the room anyway.