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Old 12-25-2009, 06:12 PM   #1
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I have a nearly new Moen L82383 tub shower faucet that is plugged up from rust and crap out of a banging of old galvanized pipe in a separate repair.

I have the face plate off and the horseshoe clip out(has NO bonnet nut) but cartridge wont pull out and I am afraid of cracking my ceramic tile if I pry against it. Everything else is plastic. Why does it pull off so hard?? Whats it take??

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Old 12-25-2009, 06:32 PM   #2
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Moen has a tool to gently pull out a stuck cartridge.

They are about $15.00 where ever you buy the replacement cartridge.

Not using one can cause damage to the housing--or snap off the cartridge in the hole.

Good luck--MIKE--

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I pulled hard enough for it to come out,,,wow,seemed like excessive force.

Can rust and sediment be cleaned out of these strange looking cartridges or is replacement the only option?
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You have nothing to lose by trying! The rubber pieces just lift off.
You may want to take a few pictures before you start--My memory isn't what it was.

Gently sand the interior of the hole and flush it out with a bit of water. Lube the hole with silicon or lithium grease if you have any.Vasoline might be o.k. for a Christmas fix.--MIKE--
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You could try to clean it out, but your best bet is to buy a replacement catridge. I replaced two in my house recently, easy and inexpensive. It's amazing how smooth the faucet feels after putting in a new cartridge.
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Remember-Don pulled this apart on Christmas day. No stores open to buy a new cartridge.

Hope he got it to work---MIKE---
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Mike:

Thanks for the post - FYI I have a 3 year old house and this happened with 2 of my Moen Showers.

Both times I cleared the problem by disassembling the shower - yanking on the cartirge (and some minor banging side to side) - I didn't get the cartridge out (and no I didn't buy the tool) - but the movement was enough that when I reassembled the shower whatever was stuck in the cartridge was cleared and the shower worked good as new.

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Moen has a tool to gently pull out a stuck cartridge.

They are about $15.00 where ever you buy the replacement cartridge.

Not using one can cause damage to the housing--or snap off the cartridge in the hole.

Good luck--MIKE--

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