Loss of Pressure on Hot Side of Moen Sink Faucet: New Issue

Another puzzle: On reassembling the faucet (Moen 1225 Cartridge) and turning on the water for the first time by lifting the handle, I notice that the spout moves upward about 1/8" leaving a significant gap between the spout and the base. I checked to make sure that the retainer nut was fully tightened, and it was. I do not remember that this was the case before. The spout is now so high that it sometimes bumps the base of the handle, causing the water not to shut off properly. I am stumped as to what could have changed. Or was it always like this? Frank
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If the cartridge retainer is not centered it can hold the cap from screwing down all the way.
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What did you find out when you called Moen about this? They have a habit of providing excellent answers in under 60 seconds.
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I did call Moen. The woman I spoke to knew *everything* but ended up by giving me advice that I couldn't understand because it apparently referred to the wrong model- even though she had the correct model number. To my discredit I have to admit that I now think the spout always had a fairly large gap between it and the faucet base- I just don't remember it was this big. (Actual measure: 1/8" with the faucet running.) I have examined everything so many times that I *know* it has to be this way, unless I have truly lost my edge. As for the base of the lever bumping the spout, it does, but as the lever is moved down and the water flow diminishes, the lever base easily pushs the spout down and so completes its full excursion. The temporary shut-off problem that I experienced apparently had to do with more debris of the type reported earlier. In any event all works well now. So I feel disgraced as I have apparently put the group on a fool's errand this time *UNLESS* somebody says "Nahhh, 1/8" is much more than normal." Just for the record, has anyone observed the aforementioned gap on a Moen model 7300 to be about 1/8" with the water running? Thanks. Frank
On Wed, 19 Jan 2011 17:24:33 -0500, "JoeSpareBedroom"

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Is it possible that the faucet was originally so gunked up that it did not move up and down and now that you have taken things apart and cleaned them up that it is much freer to move that 1/8 inch up and down?
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re: "So I feel disgraced ... *UNLESS* somebody says "Nahhh, 1/8" is much more than normal."
OK, I'll say it:
Nahhh, 1/8" is much more than normal.
I have no idea if I'm right or not, but if it makes you feel better, I don't mind saying it.
You can thank me later.
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