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100562, 103456 or 97371 Monticello Handle Adapter

There are two basic ways a Monticello lever handle could be broken. This article will explain if new parts are required and how to perform the repair.


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This handle breaks one of two ways. Review the following scenarios to determine which type you are currently working with.

Type 1: In this scenario, A and B is separated and part C is visibly cracked or broken. This will require a new handle adapter (C).

Type 2: In this scenario, A and B are separated and part C is in tact. This can be assembled without requiring new parts.

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If the handle hub (B) is still attached to the faucet, you will need to remove it by rotating it counter-clockwise.


For re-assembly or replacing parts, follow the number of the parts in order starting with the Phillips screw (#1). There are three versions of the handles and handle parts. Compare the following images with the version you are working with.

We recommend rebuilding the handle on top of a Phillips screwdriver for ease of installation. If your handle repair is type 2, you will need to remove the Phillips screw from inside the body first.

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Prior To 2002

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After 2002

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Helpful Tip:

If when reassembling the handle and the screw won't tighten:

The handle elbow (the last part of the handle assembly) and the handle adapter (#3) interlock. When attaching the handle elbow, the internal splines on the handle elbow have to match up with the external splines on the handle adapter (#3).

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For additional information on Moen products visit and select the type of product you are repairing. The guide will contain repair details, troubleshooting and specific information on assembling handles associated with that style of product.

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