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    feder Posts: 1, Reputation: 1
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    Oct 28, 2008, 10:09 AM
    How to stop leak in Moen single lever shower faucet by changing cartridge
    How do you pull the cartridge out to change it?
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    Oct 28, 2008, 10:20 AM

    That cartridge is warranteed for life but sometimes a quick application of silcone jel or plumbers grease will stop the leak. Do you need instruictions of how to pull the acrtridge, be sure to close the stop under the sink first.
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    Oct 28, 2008, 10:24 AM
    Quote Originally Posted by feder View Post
    How do you pull the cartridge out to change it?
    Your in luck. My company installed nothing but Moen valves in their new construction. First turn off the water under the sink, then pry off the metal plate directly on top of the handle. You will find a screw underneath, remove that and pull out and up at the samre time on the handle. Work it around a bit and it should come free. You will see a brass clip holding in the cartridge. Before you pull that clip, PAY VERY CLOSE ATTENTION AS TO HOW THE CARTRIDGE AND THE CLIP ARE POSITIONED IN THE VALVE BODY, yOU ARE GOING TO HAVE TO INSTALL IT THE SAME WAY. Pull the clip and take the white nylon tool that came with the new cartridge and try to break the cartridge free. If you can turn the cartridge pull up on the stem to remove the cartridge. For those'hard to remove cartridges' Moen makes a cartridge puller,(see image) that can be purchased at your local plumbing supply house. Don't forget to coat the new cartridge with the silicon lube that came with the new cartridge. Never use grease or oil on neoprene "O" rings. Now just put everything back the opposite way you took it apart. Just follow those directions and you ought to be just fine. Good luck. TOM
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    Oct 28, 2008, 10:31 PM


    Like Tom says you are in luck, he is the expert I will also add the following links click on them and will help you too, good luck.


    Installation Help / Animated Tutorial - Installing the Moen 1225 / 1200 Cartridge

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