Outside shower cold water knob broken

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    Every time I would turn on our power our water pump would run constantly. I'm now pretty certain it's because our outside cold water knob is broken. Before I buy a replacement does anyone have any experience fixing this? When I try to screw it back on I can get it threaded but then it will never stop turning off or on. I can get it back off by lightly putting it and unscrewing it again. Screw it back on and it never "catches" and I Can turn it to the right as long as I want.
     
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    theseus Centerville, OH

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    You just need to buy a whole new unit. They sell for between 15-35 dollars on eBay. That way you’re addressing the whole faucet.
     
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    Remove the hot water knob and see what that faucet looks like. The cold water faucet looks to be pushed into the housing some. Maybe too far in for the threads to catch.
     
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    theseus Centerville, OH

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    TBH, I'm not sure how to get the hot water side off. It seems they're not really designed to be taken apart (or at least I'm too scared to break the hot side also).
     
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    The chrome piece that says H should pop out with a little screwdriver. Under that, you'll see a screw. Remove that. Pull the handle off. There should be a nut holding the valve cartridge in place. Remove that, and the hot side will look just like the cold side in your picture.

    If you can access the back side of that assembly where the water lines connect, disconnect the water lines, then remove the nuts holding the valve assembly in place. If you can't access the back side, you might have to pull the housing out.
     
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    Many, many thanks!! So just for shiggles I took the whole thing apart and it appears the cold water handle just did "pop off" somehow. I reassembled it to match the hot side and hooked everything back up and it appears through test #1 that it's fixed!

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    I've got the replacement in my Amazon cart just in case it fails again though before our trip.
     
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    The way I see it, it is broke anyway. I can't do to much more damage but trying to take it apart. YouTube it first. Lay parts in a row in the order they come off or out. Try not to damage seals or o-rings. Be careful of flying springs and small detent balls that roll (take things apart slowly). A magnet is your friend if you lose something metal.
     
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