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Old 07-07-2015, 07:05 PM   #1
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Taking apart this faucet


Looking for a little help... I got this far but have no idea where to go from here to get it apart and replace the seals, seats, etc. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks

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Do you know what brand it is?

Look for a retaining clip which can be removed with a small flat tip screwdriver. If there is none, carefully try using a pair of channel locks (ccw) to remove mounting nut. After removing the mounting nut the valve should just pop out. just a suggestion.

Others will be along with more advice/suggestion.
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It's an old Moen faucet. I did try putting a channel locks on the brass section and turning but all it did was bend the brass so I had to stop. I will have to use my reading glasses and shine a flashlight down inside to see what is in there. Thanks
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You have not removed the retaining clip yet---the thin copper/brass lines across the top of the cartridge--
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Once you get the retaining clip removed as Oh Mike said, if the cartridge still does not come out, invest 13 dollars in a cartridge puller.
You said you were rebuilding this cartridge? Moen has a lifetime guarantee. If you call them they will send you a new cartridge for free. If you can wait a few days for the cartridge to arrive in the mail, thats the way to go.
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I always use a puller----
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Thanks all. Got it taken care of. Used a needle nose pliers and piece of wood as a fulcrum to pull the cartridge. Replaced it and it was then leaking from the base so I had to replace the O rings around that as well.

Would have been nice to get a replacement from Moen for free but had no idea the faucet model or what the part looked like until taking it out. This is in my sister in law's house that is sold and there were time constraints on getting it done.

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Glad everything worked out for you richo. Thanks for the update. Nice thinking.
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