To remove a stuck Moen faucet cartridge, use a hair dryer on the highest heat setting to warm the cartridge for 5 to 10 minutes or douse it with WD-40 or vinegar to dissolve the minerals. If that does not work, cut threads inside the cartridge housing then use a bolt and washers to draw it out.

How do you remove an old Moen cartridge?

Quote from Youtube video: Go inside of the threads of the cartridge. The stem and you just keep it on forward and it starts to go in and thread into the handle or of the stem of the cartridge.

How do you get a stuck Moen 1224 off?

The official instructions for removing the Moen 1224 cartridge are to remove the retaining nut and then simply pull up with a pair of pliers on the cartridge to remove it. But, if the cartridge has been in place for ten or more years and you have been using hard water, this simply will not work.

How do I remove a seized shower cartridge?

You can use a hairdryer, but a more effective way to soften and dissolve scale is to inject vinegar into the valve housing using a syringe. Let the vinegar work overnight and, in the morning, you may be able to extract the cartridge even without a cartridge puller.

How do I find my Moen faucet cartridge model number?

Exact model numbers can be found on your box or on your instruction sheet. If unavailable, you may find the general family series number on the back of the spout (non pullout).

How do I find my Moen cartridge number?

If not the series number can be usually be found on the underside of the faucet or on the decorative escutcheon ring that goes around it. The second way to identify your Moen valve cartridge is to remove the old one. You will do this by first shutting off the hot and cold water feed to your shower.

How do you get a stuck Moen 1222 cartridge out?

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Quote from Youtube video: And they're like needlenose they're they're very small so they can get in there and grab that and then on top of that I put a crescent wrench so that I could have some leverage to move it left.

How do you remove a Moen single handle kitchen faucet cartridge?

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Quote from Youtube video: So go ahead and grab your hex wrench and loosen the hex nut and then the handle will just come off.

How do you remove a Moen double handle cartridge?

To remove the cartridge from your faucet assembly, first hold the handles steady and unscrew the handle hub counterclockwise. Once the handle hub is loosened completely, pull the handle off the valve assembly. Then, loosen and remove the nut from the cartridge using pliers.

How do I change a Moen cartridge?

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Quote from Youtube video: Make sure the cartridge is in the on position the notch in the stem should be facing up remove the cartridge from the valve. You can also use the Moen cartridge removal tool to pull out the cartridge.

How do I contact Moen free replacement parts?

Replacement parts may be obtained by calling 1-800-289-6636 (Canada 1-800-465-6130), or by writing to Moen Incorporated, 25300 Al Moen Drive, North OImsted, OH 44070-8022.

Which Moen valve do I have?

Look closely at the handle buttons that were attached to the shower valve. Typically, “Moen” will be written in the middle of the “Hot” and “Cold” buttons. If you do not see this, the handle buttons have been replaced, or the “Hot/Cold” button is a lever (wall escutcheon).

Are all Moen rough in valves the same?

Moen has manufactured many types of shower rough-in valves including four types single handle shower valves. The trim kits are not interchangeable. It is important to identify which valve is currently installed by looking at the escutcheon screw location and the handle operation.

How do I identify my faucet cartridge?

Easiest of all is when it says the brand name right on the faucet face. But you should also look at the bottom of the faucet, on the handles or on the round plate behind the handles. If you find a brand name, go to the manufacturer’s website and call the contact number for assistance.

What’s the difference between Moen 1222 and 1222B?

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. The “B” in the 1222B model number stands for Bulk.

How do I know if my Moen cartridge is bad?

Symptoms of a bad Moen 1225 and 1222B Cartridge:

  1. Leaking from the handle, tub spout or shower head when off.
  2. Difficult to open or close shower valve.
  3. Difficult to turn shower handle.
  4. Inability to get very hot or very cold water.

How do you lubricate a Moen faucet cartridge?

For one-handle faucets with a 1225 cartridge, simply remove the cartridge and lubricate it both inside and out with a silicone-based grease (Moen part number 99915). Do not use plumber’s grade faucet grease, silicon sprays or any lubricant that may contain petroleum.

Can I use a Delta trim kit on a Moen valve?

When you buy a shower valve kit, everything is compatible and made by the same manufacturer. They are sold this way because many shower valves made by the same manufacturer are not compatible, let alone another company’s valve. So you cannot use a Moen valve with Delta products.

Are Delta and Moen the same?

Delta has its plain label faucet products and designer series faucets, while Moen specializes in moderate to high-cost faucet products mostly. They both offer a huge selection of colors, styles, valve options, and faucet heights too.

Are Moen parts interchangeable?

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.