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Removing Single-Control Bath and Shower Trim

Removing Single-Control Bath and Shower Trim

Overview

This document is intended to help identify and remove the trim from your KOHLER single-control bath or shower valve. Identify your valve trim by referring to the thumbnails, then follow the instructions listed below the image to remove the trim.

  • The images showing how to remove the valve trim may not look like your trim. The instructions still apply.
  • Cover the drain with tape to avoid the loss of any small parts.
  • Keep track of all trim components. You will need them in order to put your trim back together.
  • You may need the following tools to remove your trim: 3/32” hex wrench, Phillips screwdriver, and a flat-blade screwdriver.

Identify Your Shower Valve

Once you have removed your valve trim, the documents listed below are available to help you identify your shower valve.


Remove the Diverter Button

  • If your trim has a diverter button, remove the button before attempting to remove the valve trim. If your trim does not have a diverter button, move on to identifying your valve trim.
  • Diverter buttons can be removed one of three ways. Follow the appropriate instructions below to remove your diverter button.
  • You may need the following tools to remove your diverter button: 1/16” hex wrench, flat-blade screwdriver, and a pliers.

Knob Diverter Buttons

  • Unthread the knob from the end of the diverter button.
  • Using a flat-blade screwdriver, hold the diverter stem in place while unthreading the diverter button.
  • Unthread and remove the diverter button.
  • Unthread and remove the diverter sleeve.

Threaded Diverter Buttons

  • Unthread and remove the diverter sleeve.
  • Once the sleeve is removed, you should be able to remove your valve trim.
  • After you have removed your valve trim, hold the diverter stem in place. Unthread and remove the diverter button.

Diverter Buttons with Setscrews

  • Unthread and remove the diverter sleeve.
  • Once the sleeve is removed, you should be able to remove your valve trim.
  • After you have removed your valve trim, locate the setscrew or setscrews on the diverter button.
  • Using a 1/16” hex wrench, loosen the setscrew or setscrews and remove the diverter button.

Trim with Exposed Screws

  • Using a Phillips screwdriver, unthread the screw and remove the handle, bonnet and sleeve from the valve stem.
  • Using a Phillips screwdriver, unthread the two screws from the faceplate. Remove the escutcheon and the faceplate.
  • If applicable, use a flat-blade screwdriver to remove the pin from the adaptor. Unthread and remove the adaptor from the valve.

Trim with Plug Buttons

  • Using a flat-blade screwdriver, gently pry the plug button from the front of the valve trim.
  • Using a Phillips screwdriver, unthread the screw and remove the handle and adaptor from the valve stem.
  • If applicable, rotate the cover counterclockwise to remove.
  • Slide the sleeve off the valve.
  • Using a Phillips screwdriver, unthread the two screws and remove the faceplate.
  • If applicable, use a flat-blade screwdriver to remove the pin from the adaptor. Unthread and remove the adaptor from the valve.
  • Using a flat-blade screwdriver, gently pry the plug button from the front of the valve trim.
  • Using a Phillips screwdriver, unthread the screw and remove the handle and adaptor from the valve stem.
  • Using a 3/32” hex wrench, loosen the setscrew and slide the bonnet off the valve.
  • Turn the sleeve counterclockwise and remove it from the valve.
  • Unthread the collar. You may need a special tool (K-87448) to unthread the collar. Remove the faceplate and the collar.
  • Using a Phillips screwdriver, unthread the two screws and remove the seal plate.
  • If applicable, use a flat-blade screwdriver to remove the pin from the adaptor. Unthread and remove the adaptor from the valve.

Trim with Setscrews

  • Using a 3/32” hex wrench, loosen the two setscrews. You may need to rotate the sleeve to access both setscrews. Slide the handle and sleeve off the valve.
  • Using a Phillips screwdriver, unthread the screw and remove the adaptor from the valve stem.
  • Unthread the collar. You may need a special tool (K-87448) to unthread the collar. Remove the faceplate and the collar.
  • Using a Phillips screwdriver, unthread the two screws and remove the seal plate.
  • If applicable, use a flat-blade screwdriver to remove the pin from the adaptor. Unthread and remove the adaptor from the valve.
  • Using a 3/32” hex wrench, loosen the setscrew and slide the handle off the valve trim.
  • Using a Phillips screwdriver, unthread the screw and remove the bonnet and sleeve from the valve stem.
  • Using a Phillips screwdriver, unthread the two screws from the faceplate. Remove the washer and the faceplate.
  • If applicable, use a flat-blade screwdriver to remove the pin from the adaptor. Unthread and remove the adaptor from the valve.
  • Using a 3/32” hex wrench, loosen the setscrew and slide the handle and adaptor off the valve.
  • Slide the sleeve off the valve.
  • Using a Phillips screwdriver, unthread the two screws and remove the faceplate.
  • If applicable, use a flat-blade screwdriver to remove the pin from the adaptor. Unthread and remove the adaptor from the valve.
  • Using a 3/32” hex wrench, loosen the two setscrews. Slide the handle and bonnet off the valve.
  • Gently pry the cover plate from the escutcheon to expose the two screws.
  • Using a Phillips screwdriver, unthread the screw and remove the adaptor from the valve stem.
  • Using a Phillips screwdriver, unthread the two screws and remove the escutcheon.
  • If applicable, use a flat-blade screwdriver to remove the pin from the adaptor. Unthread and remove the adaptor from the valve.

Trim with Threaded Bonnets

  • Firmly grasp the handle. Turn the bonnet counterclockwise and remove the handle and bonnet from the valve stem.
  • Remove the faceplate from the seal plate.
  • Using a Phillips screwdriver, unthread the two screws and remove the seal plate.
  • If applicable, use a flat-blade screwdriver to remove the pin from the adaptor. Unthread and remove the adaptor from the valve.
  • Firmly grasp the handle. Turn the bonnet counterclockwise and remove the handle and bonnet from the valve.
  • If applicable, remove the pivot ring. Remove the faceplate from the valve.
  • Using a Phillips screwdriver, unthread the two screws and remove the retainer.
  • If no screws are present, unthread and remove the retainer.
  • Firmly grasp the handle. Turn the bonnet counterclockwise and remove the handle and bonnet from the valve stem.
  • Using a Phillips screwdriver, unthread the two screws and remove the handle sleeve, shroud, and faceplate.
  • If applicable, use a flat-blade screwdriver to remove the pin from the adaptor. Unthread and remove the adaptor from the valve.

Trim with Center Cap

  • While holding the handle arm, unthread the end cap. Remove the end cap, washer, and short sleeve.
  • Slide the handle arm from the bonnet. Ensure the O-ring and long sleeve are still in place.
  • Slide the center cap from the bonnet.
  • Using a 3/32” hex wrench, unthread the screw from the bonnet.
  • Slide the bonnet and sleeve from the valve stem.
  • Using a Phillips screwdriver, unthread the two screws from the escutcheon assembly. Remove the escutcheon assembly and the faceplate.
  • If applicable, use a flat-blade screwdriver to remove the pin from the adaptor. Unthread and remove the adaptor from the valve.

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  • Topic #: 5641-2415
  • Date Created: 03/07/2017
  • Last Modified Since: 03/14/2017
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