How Do I Replace A Moen Shower Cartridge?

To remove the cartridge from your faucet assembly, first use a hex wrench to loosen and remove the screw from underneath the handle. Then, pull the handle out away from the wall and unscrew the handle adapter and remove it. To get access to the cartridge, unscrew and remove the faucet escutcheon.

How do you change a Moen 1225 shower cartridge? Using a Philips screwdriver unscrew the handle screw. Pull the handle off from the faucet and pull the limit stop off. Remove the washer from the cartridge and use pliers to remove the retaining clip. Pull the stemp up on the old cartridge to relieve any pressure in the faucet.

are all Moen shower cartridges the same?

There is absolutely NO difference between the Moen 1222 vs 1222B replacement cartridges. They are both the replacement part cartridge for the Posi Temp Moen shower valve. They are made from the same parts, the only difference is their packaging and model number.

How much does it cost to replace a shower cartridge? If not, cartridges I have seen run from about $15-60 - the changeout and initial temperature setting will probably be minimum service charge assuming it can be changed by just removing a decorative faceplate - from $75-175 labor normally except can be more in extremem high cost big city areas - normally around $125

will Moen replace cartridge for free?

Limited Warranty - If this product fails due to a defect in materials or workmanship within one year of original purchase, Moen will replace it free of charge, postage-paid. Simply contact Moen at 1-800-BUY-MOEN for replacement information.

Where do I find my faucet model number? The model number is printed on a tag that is attached to the cold water supply line of the faucet. The supply line is located below the sink, countertop, bath rim, or behind the bowl of a bidet. The model number, or part number, is typically preceded by "P/N."

how do I know what shower cartridge I need?

For sink faucets, look at the front of the spout. The logo may also be on the base of the spout, where it meets the sink, either on the front or the back. For shower faucets, look on the round plate (escutcheon) behind the handle, on the handle itself, or perhaps on the actual valve behind the wall.

How does a Moen cartridge work? Moen's standard cartridges are built from three main parts — the cartridge sleeve, the cartridge valve stem and O-rings, which are assembled into a single unit for ease of use. The sleeve serves as the outer shell and includes ports allowing hot and cold water to flow into the cartridge stem.

How long do Moen cartridges last?

20 to 30 years

Where can I find my Moen model number? The model/series number is usually a four or five digit number beginning with "7" or "8" and may be followed by letters. The series number may sometimes be found on the underside of the spout. The series number is often found on the back of the decorative ring located at the bottom of the spout.

Why does my shower head leak when the water is off?

A leaking shower head can also be caused by a worn out rubber washer. Over time the washer, or “O ring,” starts to crack. Water seeps through those cracks, resulting in a leaking shower head. Shut off the water supply to your bathroom, which you can find either near your shower or in your basement, if you have one.

What is the difference between Moen Posi Temp and Moentrol?

The Moentrol Valve has volume control which controls the water flow rate so you get the amount of water you want at the temperature you desire. The Moentrol has a flow rate of 7.5gpm while the PosiTemp has a flow rate of 6.3gpm. The Moentrol valve operates by pulling the knob out to control flow.

Are Moen shower valves universal?

For many years Moen tub/shower valves have been manufactured using one of three valves. These valves are Standard, Posi-Temp and Moentrol. Although the look is similar, the trim is not necessarily interchangeable. If this is the way your Moen valve operates, any Posi-Temp trim will fit.

How do I know if my shower cartridge is bad?

Another way to know if you have a bad shower valve is you do not have a problem at all. Sometimes believe it or not the valve can be put in upside down. So, when the shower is on and the water is coming out of the showerhead you also see water coming out of your spout. But, a tiny drip is normal.

Are shower cartridges universal?

Cartridges aren't interchangeable among different faucets, so if you decide you need a replacement, you need to know its part number so you can order it from your plumbing supplier or online. That number is usually available on the manufacturer's website in the online version of the owner's manual for your faucet.

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