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Old 08-07-2012, 02:06 AM   #1
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My shower has been dripping for the last few days. I need to go to HD to get a replacement filter. However, there is no model number on the unit. It came with the house, and I am the second owner. On the plastic circle, it is stamped 2001. I have attached two photos as well.

Any help on the model number and specific device I need to remove the cartridge would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you all in advance!!
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Old 08-07-2012, 07:06 AM   #2
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I don't think that is a Moen---

Never saw a Moen like that--

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Old 08-07-2012, 08:57 AM   #3
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My mistake, it's Kohler, not Moen. Sorry. I posted the thread really early.
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Old 08-07-2012, 09:42 AM   #4
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You may be in trouble-----

If it's as old as you think---e-mail that picture to Kohler and get the part number--

If it's modern--no problem---get the cartridge and the plastic cover (they usually fall apart) and you are good to go--buy them from a plumbing supply house---if you get in trouble they can bail you out.

If that is an obsolete unit---open your wallet very wide----the replacement guts are over $200

Don't do this job on a weekend----if something screws up you want the plumbing house open---

Kohler guts are a challenge----
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Would it be better (economically and replacement wise) in the long run to hire a plumber and have them replace the entire unit?
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That actually doesn't look any different than the newer style kohler cartridges i've installed.



It would be worth your while to pull the cartridge completely out and take photos of it, i think. If for nothing else, it may help the people at kohler identify it for you.
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Also : To remove the cartridge you just loosen the two phillips head screws and pull on the stem. They usually come out fairly easily.
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I've contact Kohler, and sent them these images. As soon as I hear back, I will order the part. Any recommended places online I can go to get a good price on replacement Kohler cartridges?

Thank you for reassurance Alan. Hopefully, it will not be that difficult. Do I need any special utensils in order to pull the old cartridge out?
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In most cases the manufacture will send you the whole cartrage for free if you ask for one.
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In most cases the manufacture will send you the whole cartrage for free if you ask for one.
How would I propose this to the people over at Kohler?
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Just ask for one when they get back to you.
I do it all the time.
Most new faucets come with a life time warrenty.
I've worked on 10 year old units asked for new guts and a cover plate that the plating had peeled on and they sent it all out at no charge.
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No special tools needed----not difficult except for the front plastic cover that tends to fall apart--so have one on hand in case--
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