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Old 07-08-2012, 06:57 AM   #1
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Shower stem not turning to turn on shower


I have a Moen 3 handle faucet set in my shower. Hot and cold water turn on fine. I'm having trouble turning the faucet to shower knob. It's not spinning. It just doesn't want to turn. Therefore; it won't turn on the shower. The faucet water for the tub works fine with no leaks. Any suggestions would be helpful. Thanks. Very frustrated.

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The diverter is most likely all limed up----

You may need a new cartridge for that--I've never rebuilt one of those---If you could post a picture one of the plumbers here might be able to identify the model and give you exact instruction for disassembly cleaning and repair---Mike---

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Old 07-08-2012, 09:11 AM   #3
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The diverter is most likely all limed up----

You may need a new cartridge for that--I've never rebuilt one of those---If you could post a picture one of the plumbers here might be able to identify the model and give you exact instruction for disassembly cleaning and repair---Mike---
Thank you for the reply. Is this something i can do myself?
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The diverters are a simple device--usually a screw driver or allen wrench to remove the handle--unscrew the bell shaped valve cover--then a Crescent wrench to remove the packing nut---the guts will then pull right out. (some need to be twisted,unscrewed, to remove)
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Moen has pictures of the valves on site--but you need to identify the valve first--also they have a helpful technical help line---
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I'm new to this. Not sure how to post the picture i've taken. I've installed a bathroom faucet set brgore but not sire how intense of a job this repair would entail. I'll keep trying to post the picture. I've tk
Sken the handle off and am able to see the white plastic stem. Just don't know what to do next.
Anything will help. Thanks, Connie
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Connie--I am a dummy with computed and don't know how to post pictures--someone here should be able to help---just not me!
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When you post a reply if using the website version of this forum you will see a 'manage attachments' button. This lets you upload a photo. If using the mobile app version you will see a '+' sign next to the 'send' button ... Same idea.
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