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Old 05-09-2009, 03:06 AM   #1
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The handle came off of my kitchen faucet yesterday. The handle connector inside broke. I took it to the plumbing supply store and got a replacement for it.

I just got it put back together. Everything was normal before it broke - moving the handle to the left turned on the hot water and to the right was the cold.

Now, turning the handle all the way to the left or right lets out luke-warm water and the cold is in the center only. There is no hot, unless I turn the cold water off with the shut-off valve under the sink.

What did I do wrong?

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What is the brand and type of kitchen faucet?

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It's made by Moen. The blue piece in the first picture is the 'handle connector' that broke. I'm not sure what you mean by 'type', so I hope the second picture tells that. Thanks for your help.




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Happy Mothers Day Gramma
In case your brood is visiting and you need that fixed ASAP I'm going to take a stab that the blue portion needs to rotate left or right to control the mixing valve underneath. It may have been reinstalled a few degrees right or left of center changing your flow mixture to the cold side. You mentioned you have shutoff`s under the sink so also be sure the hot is not seized part way closed before you attempt the adjustment.
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Additionally youre in luck... Moen has a lifetime guarantee on parts and fixtures so there is a chance they will replace the part or entire fixture for you. Call Moen customer service at 1-800-289-6636 tell them the problem and and maybe send them the pics if they are set up to get them.
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Thanks for all the great information you guys.

I meant to take it apart again last night and didn't get to it. Hopefully I can when I get back from my mom's this evening.

It's funny because it looked like it was going to be so simple to replace that little part. And it would have been simple if the handle hadn't been in the way of the screwdriver...

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I tried removing the screw to take the new piece back off and I stripped the head of the screw.

But, I'm happy to say that the faucet has been replaced. Moen sent me a new one. It's odd though, the only part of it that's metal is the handle. The rest of it is plastic.

My son-in-law did all the work (bless his heart). He also took out the garbage disposal, replaced the pipes under the sink, put two new metal baskets in, replaced the supply lines (the old ones had a little rust near one end) and put a little soap dispenser where the sprayer is suppose to go.

Plus, I am now the proud owner of a pair of Channel Locks, a set of wrenches and some oddball tools I'll probably never use again. lol

$112 (parts and tools) later and I can wash dishes in the sink again.

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