MOEN Drip Repair Help

Our kitchen sink has a drip out of the MOEN faucet. I think that all I need to do is replace the plastic innerds of the faucet, but I don't know what to buy. I could not find a part number or anything on the unit, but I assume that the part I need is pretty much "universal". The faucet is on a double sink and has a "pull up" handle that controls both the volume and temperature of the water.
The house is 15 years old, if that helps.
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If you are the original owner, Moen will replace the cartridge for free; just call them.
You ought to go to their site and see if your faucet is still made, and what cartridge it takes. There are more than one.
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Use a screwdriver and gently pry up the melal cap. It should pop off and under it will be the cartridge with an phillips screw in the center. It well tell you what to use. I just did mine and it said use 225 cartridge.
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On 01 Aug 2004 06:00:04 GMT, snipped-for-privacy@aol.com.gov (Rileyesi) wrote:

Mine is quite a bit older. I took out the cartridge and brought it to Home Depot. The plumbing guy there (one of the few people in our local HD who is anything like the commercials) found the replacement right away.
Greg Guarino
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Moen has been using the same cartridge in the kitchen faucets for many years. Thee is a brass and a newer cheaper plastic one, They both do the same job. Any hardware store or home center will have it.
There will also be a plastic thing that is used to turn the cartridge a quarter turn to remove it. An adjustable wrench works good on it. You need a screwdriver to pry off the top, a Phillips screw driver to remove the next portion for the handle, a pair of pliers or pry with the screwdriver to remove a clip and the wrench to turn the cartridge. Reverse the procedure to install. Get the front in the front or you will reverse the hot and cold function.
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You need a new cartridge -- the newer plastic ones will last longer than the brass ones -- and you should also get the moen cartridge remover, believe me, you'll use it many more times. Also be prepared to get an easy out as sometimes when you attempt to remove the cartridge, particularly the brass ones, the outside sleeve will break off and remain inside the fixture. The easy out will remover this with little problem. Turn off the water, and remove the retainer pin before you try to remove the cartridge. Once the cartridge has been removed clean out the inside of the fixture with a steel brush pipe cleaner, then put some faucet lubricant on the inside of the fixture, insert the cartridge, secure the retainer pin then turn the water back on. If the hot and cold positions are reversed, remover the retainer pin and turn the cartridge 180 degrees, reinsert the retainer pin and you should be in business.

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Go to their web site and leave an email asking which part to buy for your model number. Tell them you only want to make one trip to the store. The site will ask for your name, address and zip code. Provide that info. They'll probably send you the part for free.
A few years back, my water heater's dip tube (whatever that is) began crumbling, creating pieces of plastic the size of the sprinkles kids get on ice cream cones. They jammed themselves into my Moen shower faucet and ruined the cartridge (what Moen calls the part you replace). I emailed them and asked for the part number. They emailed me back saying they'd shipped me a new one. I responded by saying that the broken part wasn't the fault of their product. They responded saying "Have a nice day - we just want you to be happy with our products".
Give it a try.

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