How do I stop window crank handles from becoming loose?

  5 answers
  • William William on Jul 07, 2017
    There should be an allen screw you can tighten. If it continues to get loose the hole has gotten slightly oversize. May be time to get new handles.
  • Nancy Turner Nancy Turner on Jul 07, 2017
    Make sure those little screws are tight. If it still wobbles they may need to be replaced.
  • Cindy Holmes Cindy Holmes on Jul 07, 2017
    there should be a screw to tighten when the handle bends off the shaft, or try turning the handle back on itself.

  • Mfbandit769 Mfbandit769 on Jul 08, 2017
    Tighten them.
  • Susan Bechamp Susan Bechamp on Jul 09, 2017
    Temporary fix- wrap the shaft with a bit of Teflon tape .
    Teflon tape is the smooth, white stretchy tape used in plumbing. Wraps around the treaded pipe before you screw on the shower head and prevents leakage because it fills the gaps in the treads. This could help for short term usage while waiting for your new handles to arrive. Repeated use will wear out the tape - it's not meant for that.
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