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Full step be step instructions on how to repair and totally rebuild a Gerber 2 and 3 handle tub and/or shower faucet, with large images.

On this page I will show you how to repair and rebuild a Gerber two and three handle tub and, or shower faucet.
All the images are in thumbnail format, to see a larger image just click on the image.
The following instructions, will also apply to other faucets with worm like steams and seats, like Price Pfister, American Standard and others. 
First things first! Make sure the water is turned off!!!.
A word of caution: with any plumbing repair things can go wrong and you may find yourself in a situation where you have to call a plumber.

Gerber tub faucet

This is a 3 handle tub and shower faucet, The only difference between 2 handle and the 3 handle is the middle, or diverter stem is not needed.

Gerber shower faucet

This is a set of stem wrenches, In most cases you will need this to remove the stem. You can get them at any plumbing supply.


Gerber stem

The little red tin is plumbers heat proof grease. DO NOT USE ANY OTHER TYPE OF GREASE ON ANY FAUCET

Gerber bib seat

This faucet did not have screw caps, but if yours does, just put your finger nail under the cap and it will pop right off. revealing the screws that hold the handle on.

Gerber repair

With a Philips screw driver remove the screws. once the screw is removed the handle may just pull off. If not see the image with the handle remover.

Gerber faucet handle

If the handle will not just pull off, you will need the handle puller. If you are going to replace the stems and handles any way just grab the handle with a large pair of Channel locks and push down and up and the handle will break off the stem.

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Gerber tub and shower valve

This is a seat removing tool for a Gerber faucet. some universal seat removing tools work, but there is a risk of striping the seat with them.

Gerber faucets

This is a universal handle removing tool. sometimes you have to have it, sometimes you don't