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Old 09-26-2011, 03:19 PM   #1
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I've searched this site and the web already, and no webpage discusses a Moen faucet that looks like mine inside. Before I completely tear up this faucet, can anyone give me an hint on how to proceed to disassemble the faucet?

I've taken off the handle and this is what appears. How do you take off the outer stainless steel ring (with nubs on it) to get to the nut? Or if you don't have to take it off, how in the world can you remove the nut? Or am I completely off base here? Thanks.





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Nancy,
Here's a parts blowup of your faucet from Moen's site.

http://www.moen.com/shared/docs/expl...ews/7311pt.pdf

Looks like the chrome dome comes off without being threaded on. Yours may be tight just from being on for awhile. Try grabbing it with one of those rubber 'jar openers' and give it a twist. Once you get that off, the nut should unthread exposing the cartridge.
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Are you sure thats a Moen ?
That doesnt look like a moen cartridge to me.
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Are you sure thats a Moen ?
That doesnt look like a moen cartridge to me.

That's not a Moen---
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That's not a Moen---
Moen knock off.
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Nancy,
Here's a parts blowup of your faucet from Moen's site.

http://www.moen.com/shared/docs/expl...ews/7311pt.pdf

Looks like the chrome dome comes off without being threaded on. Yours may be tight just from being on for awhile. Try grabbing it with one of those rubber 'jar openers' and give it a twist. Once you get that off, the nut should unthread exposing the cartridge.
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Nancy--follow these instructions----that will get the cartridge off.

Then head to the store with the cartridge and look for a match.
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I suppose it could be a knock off. Any picture/diagram I can find on the web doesn't match this. Got it at Lowes. I've tried both unscrewing and prying.

I'll go search for the box. Might still have it. It's about a year old. Maybe I can find a model number.
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Wow---I've installed and repaired over 100 Moen faucets---never seen one like that--
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Sure enough---Moen has a cartridge like that--7100pt.pdf (application/pdf Object)


Firehawks directions will work---
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The cartridge is fine (at least it was until I started messing around).

What I want is to get down to the O-rings part. Found the model still on Lowes website, and guess what? Three out of the 9 reviews have the same problem---can't move the faucet from sink 1 to sink 2 without two hands. I assumed it was something I did wrong installing it.

Thanks for pointing out the pdf's at the Moen site. I put the model # in there and got the pdf for that specific model.

http://www.moen.com/shared/docs/expl.../ca87530pt.pdf

I'm so frustrated with this thing, I thought I would try to loosen it and/or check/grease the rings, and if that doesn't work, it's out the door. So if I tear it up I'm not going to cry.

Here goes the works....
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i'd try using a pair of pliers in the open position to unscrew against those little nubs. If they're doing what I think they're doing (nothing) it shouldn't be that tight anyway.

Once that part comes off, the rest should be a cakewalk. Glad I saw this thread, cause I'd have never guessed that was a moen. Now I know.
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Update...

I know you guys won't believe me, but that ring will not come off, period. Gave up on saving the faucet early in the evening. Chipped out those nubs with a hammer and screwdriver and the cartridge screwed out fine. So you may be right, Alan, they appear to do nothing. But even that didn't help any in getting that ring off.

As soon as I find my pipe wrench I'll try that, just because it is bugging me now. Going shopping for new faucet tomorrow.

BTW, discovered that the cold water cut off will not completely cut water off to the sink---trickles. Turned whole house water off for the night.

Why did I open this can of worms?

Sorry for fussing.
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Should call moen before you destroy it completely. Tell them that it WILL NOT come apart to repair the cartridge without using a pipe wrench against the finish and you don't wanna do that. You might get a new faucet in the mail.

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Just sent an email to Moen describing the problem. I'm not hoping for a replacement, don't have the receipt anyway. Just want to see what they have to say out of curiosity.
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Hey Guys,
Did you bother to look at the link I posted right from Moen's site? I don't make this stuff up, and I don't guess either.
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