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Old 02-21-2008, 10:06 AM   #1
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I have recently purchased, and moved into, a new home!!!....All the faucets seem to have a similar problem...They all seem to be hard to pull out (not turn!, just to activate by pulling out or pushing in!)...Ive taken one out and cleaned it and put it back togetehr, but the same roblem remains...I wasnt able to find any information on the web that was paticular to my issue (faucets turn fine but are hard to pull out - the articles I found all seemed to focus on faucets that are hard to turn)...So I came back here...

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Old 02-21-2008, 11:47 AM   #2
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Leprichon: Please clarify "pull out" ? Are you saying moving handle up to turn water on? side to side changes water temp.
If you are saying pushing handle up to turn on then somebody has tightened the "packing nuts too tight. only 2 reasons A; Gorilla installed em or they were leaking.
Lets assume a Delta: Look under the handle and you will find an 1/8" set screw, loosen that and the handle comes off: NOW you will see the stem ; there is a cap the stem goes thru which unscrews; after that you will see the cartridge and a ring with 2 slots that is what has to be loosened a bit, If Delta you can get the combo tool which is allen wrench and the spanner wrench for this purpose. NOTE TURN OFF THE WATER BEFORE YOU TRY THIS :}:}

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Old 02-21-2008, 04:59 PM   #3
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to clarify...the faucet Im refering to (one of the faucets) is on my shower wall (if it makes a difference it is only a shower and not a bath as well)...the knob is a single unit that works both the hot and cold water...I pull it out to turn on the water, turn it to change the temp of the water, and push it in to turn off the water...what I like to do in the morning is turn the knob all the way to the hottest setting and pull out the knob just a little bit for a little while in order to tell the hot water tank to start working again...it is this action that is rather harder than it ought to be (not turnning the knob to hot or cold)...skymaster, does you reply action still hold true?
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Replace the cartridges in the faucets/valves, this will solve the problem, they sound like Moen.
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Ron; Ya beat me to it LOL LOL Damn moaning faucets
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Ok, so Remove and Replace the cartridges...Are the cartridges available at the local hardware store? How would I know which to get (is there an easier way to tell than removing the old and taking it to the store to get a similar looking replacement? I need the model number maybe? where is that normaly located?)...
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Yes there avail, Moen 1225B that's the name of the replacements.
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allrighht thanks Ron!
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Hi guys, I have a Moen and the catridge is bad, very old, hard to push and leaking. It is the old style (obviously!) I went to go change it out and the first step says remove the retaining clip. I don't see any retaining clip.



EDIT: sorry I guess there is a catridge sleeve that I forgot to pull off. Didn't want to pull too hard but it came off with some vinegar.

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OK So I removed the catridge no problem. I put the new one one and cannot for the life of me figure out how to get the Clip in???

I also wanted to see if the new cart was working and when I turn on the water, it leaks much worse than before and when i pull the valve out, no water comes through................????

did I just not push the valve in far enough?

I am looking at the old one here, and it looks like the c-clip Saddles over the U shaped part of the cartridge, NOT the round part that is immediately outside of the last o-ring?

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Hi guys Can anyone offer any insight here. Am I just not pushing the new cartridge in enough??? Here is the latest pic

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ok I tapped it in with the remover tool and a rubber mallet and we are golden.

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