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Old 09-18-2012, 05:49 PM   #16
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I restated my question re Graff
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Thanks Glayd. Do you have info specific on removing the cartridge? A colleague has the fawcett with a leak and is trying to remove the cartridge.
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Hello Jack- I recommend calling Graff directly for this situation. We are a retail location and I do not have much knowledge on how to fix issues with faucets. They can be reached directly at 1-800-954-4723. Thanks and have a great day!


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Old 09-18-2012, 09:24 PM   #17
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Got that sucker out!!

Since I knew I was getting a new one sent to me I put a little more force on it and it popped out.

Thanks everyone for the help. Much appreciated!
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Old 09-18-2012, 09:38 PM   #18
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Glad you got it. A little more force was the answer, -- Someone will come by this thread some day looking at removing a Graff cartridge....
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Consider turning the water back on momentarily using the water pressure to remove it or assist you pulling. You might suspend a towel over it in case it comes flying out.
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Old 09-25-2012, 05:20 PM   #20
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A couple of months ago I too was struggling with a faucet cartridge~Moen. No amount of force could pull that cartridge out. Putting together a lever jig and attempting I actually cracked the outer housing in the attempt this, after Moen said all I could do was to drill the cartridge out
Ultimately I purchased a replacement~American Standard

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If the center of a moen cartridge comes out but shell is still stuck in there the easiest way i know to remove then is with a 1/2" pipe tap and a piece of 1/4" copper around 2" long.
Shove the copper down the hole where the stem came out till it bottems out on back of faucet housing,then thread the pipe tap into the shell and start cranking.
When the tap bottems out against the copper keep screwing it in untill the shell comes out of faucet.
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Good to know if I ever get another Moen
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Mine is the Graff Perfeque G-1700-LM3

I looked at the diagram and its similar to mine. The nut you are referring is brass and I already removed it. It goes on top of the cartridge.
How did you get this brass part out? I'm having the worst trouble with this, too.
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Nevermind! I just needed a better wrench and some elbow grease.
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Yep, It took some heavy pulling on mine too.....er......faucet cartridge that is.
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Consider turning the water back on momentarily using the water pressure to remove it or assist you pulling. You might suspend a towel over it in case it comes flying out.
Yea, Do that. Call Larry, Moe, And Curly to come over for backup. Make sure you post the video.
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Yea, Do that. Call Larry, Moe, And Curly to come over for backup. Make sure you post the video.
No backup needed if you know how to turn the water on one drip faster than the leak that needs repaired. We're talking hydraulics and that's way above L,M and C.

In the next class session I'll demonstrate how to correct a plumber screw up without turning the water off.

The screw up. When the plumber arrived to replace the delta cartridges ( two controls H-C ) water on was CCW. When he departed water on was CW. That doesn't set too well with old folks that's set in their ways.
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Good to know if I ever get another Moen
I just used a metal drill bit that was a touch over sized for the center hole. It grabbed that outer shell and it came right out.
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I know this is an old thread but I have a very relevant question. My cartridge was equally as stuck. Well my ladylike elbow grease was obviously a little too much for that poor little cartridge and it didn't stand a chance. The blue body came out but the little white bit which I think is the retaining washer (?) is left in the bloomin tap! The cartridge is in bits which is fine as I was going to buy a new one any way but I can't get the other bit out. I don't want to damage anything that is under it - can anyone tell me any good ideas to get it out. Little bits may or may not have already been tore off in my lady rage this morning :-)

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Old 02-28-2015, 11:28 PM   #30
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I have had to remove many of these of all brands. That cartridge is likely being held in by an "O" ring. These can sometimes act as if they have been glued in. Put a drop of dishwashing soap into the fixture so that it will run down the sides of the cartridge. then put the handle back on without the retaining nut, put the screw back in turning it about half of the screw length. Now, IF--you can get a flat blade screwdriver under the faucet handle under the faucet handle and the top of the fixture--pry very carefully and see if the cartridge will come straight up. DO NOT pry too aggressively or you will likely break the handle. Another trick to try will be to put the screw only back into the cartridge, grab the screw with a pair of vise-grips and lightly tap on the back side of the curved jaw of the vise-grips with a small hammer. You may damage the head of the screw doing this but these screws are readily available at most apron stores or plumbing supply houses. Good Luck

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