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kgkings 09-29-2011 09:21 PM

How Do I Remove A Moen Shower Faucet Cartridge
 
I have a Moen single handle pull out to turn on water shower faucet. I took the handle off, removed the clip and then pulled on the cartridge with a pliers and it won't come out. Do I need a special tool? Or what?
This faucet is original to the house, about 22 years old. The reason I want to get it out is because it is almost impossible to pull it out to turn it on. I wanted to pull it out and put a lubricant on it. I am afraid to pull exceptionally hard on it for fear of breaking something. Please help!


Keith

OhioHomeDoctor 09-29-2011 09:33 PM

pull harder..............:laughing:

oh'mike 09-29-2011 09:37 PM

Yes--you need a Moen cartridge tool---They are available at the Depot and other stores.

Do not try to yank that out with pliers--If you snap off that stem you will regret that you were born.

oh'mike 09-29-2011 10:08 PM

After the cartrige is removed---clean the inside of the valve body with a bit of sandpaper wrapped around a pencil

Wipe clean and insert the new cartridge using a bit of the lubricant that comes with the cartridge.

Alan 09-30-2011 09:11 AM

I always pull them with pliers. :yes:

However, i'd love to have a cartridge puller. :whistling2:

oh'mike 09-30-2011 09:18 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Alan (Post 738856)
I always pull them with pliers. :yes:

However, i'd love to have a cartridge puller. :whistling2:


You are smart enough to make that work---However, I've had to bail out a couple of people that snapped off the stem---Talk about a nerve wracking job--Ever try to extract a broken cartridge without damaging the valve body?

For $12---it's cheap insurance.

Alan 09-30-2011 09:25 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by oh'mike (Post 738861)
You are smart enough to make that work---However, I've had to bail out a couple of people that snapped off the stem---Talk about a nerve wracking job--Ever try to extract a broken cartridge without damaging the valve body?

For $12---it's cheap insurance.

I agree with you. Think we used to have one in the shop, but my boss's dad mutilated it modifying it for a wheel bearing puller for one of the hand trucks. :laughing::laughing::laughing:

I should buy my own, but usually I just do the channel locks on stem, and both feet on the shower wall, pull with all your might, maneuver. :)


And ACTUALLY, i've had good luck on the kitchen faucets placing a 2x4 on edge right next to the body and using it as a prying surface. Not sure i'd want to do that against fiberglass however.

oh'mike 09-30-2011 09:49 AM

I've had one for 18 years or so---same one.

I can't keep a ball point pen for 3 days but that silly tool goes right back into the plumbing drawer on the truck.

kgkings 09-30-2011 01:12 PM

Thanks for your replies,keep talking i'm listening----keith

kgkings 09-30-2011 01:20 PM

just added my location to my profile---keith

kgkings 09-30-2011 01:42 PM

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Can anyone tell me what cartridge I might need by looking at these pictures? I'd like to have one at the time I pull the old one out.

Thanks,
Keith

kgkings 09-30-2011 01:59 PM

which tooL IS BEST TO USE?///
 
http://i73.photobucket.com/albums/i2...s/cartidge.jpg

kgkings 09-30-2011 02:13 PM

2 Attachment(s)
which tool, previous or this one? see attacment

Alan 09-30-2011 07:58 PM

Pretty sure it's a 1225 cartridge.

kgkings 09-30-2011 08:02 PM

thank you Alan, how about the tool????-------------keith


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