Question about Moen Plumbing
You need to replace the stem. This will not cost you a dime; call MOEN and tell them the issue, with the model number, and they will send the replacement part. Many people don't know that MOEN is guaranteed for life (to the original owner)......another words, say you are the original owner :) They will not ask any questions. Good luck! PS Also works on any MOEN faucets you may have.
Posted on Sep 03, 2009
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All Moens are the same- so no matter what model u have- u do the same thing. U have to pull the valve out. It's very hard to pull. It may take several tries- don't be afraid to pull. My husband is a plumber. He said they're difficult to get out. U just have to pull. Hope this helps! Good luck!
Posted on Jan 04, 2010
It needs a new cartridge. Moen gaurantees most of their products for life, so if you have the original instructions check for contact info. They'll send you a new cartridge for $0.00
Posted on Jan 14, 2010
First shut off water supply and remove cover on top of handle.They generally just snap in place so you can remove with screwdriver or knife point. Remove screw in center of handle and pull handle off. There is a copper retaining clip that holds cartridge in place. It has a small hole in the center on top that you can insert scratch awl or other pointed tool in and pull straight up to remove.You can try to grasp center stem of cartridge with pliers and pull up to remove. If the cartridge has not been changed for a long time it may be very hard to remove.
You are going to have to replace the entire cartridge so you should have one on hand and you can purchase a tool made especially to remove moen cartridges.Just follow direction that come with cartridge or tool and remove cartridge. I would use the brass cartridge as I have not had good results with the plastic ones. When you get old cartridge out I would use a small amount of faucet grease or petroleum jelly to lube o-rings and then reinstall new cartridge and clip,handle,screw,and cover. Good luck and thank you.
Posted on Dec 28, 2010
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