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Old 12-13-2009, 11:10 AM   #16
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And attached is a pic of the handle from my other bathroom shower (the one I replacement the cartridge eariler in the post). This handle works perfectly in my master bathroom shower. You can tell the differences between the handles. The first one has a larger diameter opening, a plastic ring inside and the tabs are in a different position.

part number for first one is 96997 and second one is 14114.



So now what? Buy a new handle?

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Old 12-13-2009, 11:34 AM   #17
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Sorry...I should've noticed it right away: There's supposed to be a little curved piece of metal that secures to the inside front of the Limit Stop (Part #10066) with an allen set screw. If you look at the end of the limit stop, you'll see a groove on the right front side. That's where this piece is supposed to be. This little piece is what the handle is supposed to hit to keep you from turning it past a certain point - it's what makes the limit stop "adjustable". You'll probably have to call Moen [1 (800) BUY-MOEN] and order the a new limit stop (they don't sell just that little piece by itself).

If you go back to the parts diagram I posted last night and blow it up, you can see this piece drawn inside the limit stop.

The more I think about it, though, even without that piece, the handle should still bump up against the hump on top of the limit stop. Try pulling just the limit stop out a little more (1/4" to 1/2" maybe) and re-install the handle. That way when you push the handle in to stop the flow of water, it will push the limit stop in only so far and it'll stop the handle from rotating completely. In other words: Don't push the limit stop all the way in before you put the handle back on.

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Old 12-13-2009, 12:34 PM   #18
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I understand what you are talking about, but both of the collars for both showers do not have a little curved piece of metal inside that secures to the inside front of the Limit Stop (Part #10066) with an allen set screw as you describe.

The more a look at the handle, the plastic notches on the inside of the handle may not be positioned properly for it to stop in each direction. The handle from the other shower works on the master bathroom shower, but it's a bit snug due to the smaller diameter opening. There is really no harm in the handle spinning around. It's more of an annoyance.
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Old 12-21-2009, 08:17 PM   #19
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The incorrect handle was on there. It is for a posi-temp faucet. I called Moen and they sent me the correct handle for free It's amazing what a new cartridge and handle will do. Like good as new.

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