Moen kitchen faucet

What is the best thing to use to lubricate the up and down sliding mechanism on these units.
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Ours never needed lubrication in 16 years. If in doubt, email your inquiry to the Moen web site. They answer promptly.
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On 8/11/2009 11:37 AM joevan spake thus:

I'd use plumbers grease, available at any "real" plumbing supply place or local hardware store (not a big-box home-improvement mega-store).
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On Tue, 11 Aug 2009 13:27:11 -0700, David Nebenzahl

Second the plumber's grease.
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Thanks to both of you. I will check it out.
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joevan wrote:

I suspect but cannot prove that Sil-Glyde is the same stuff, if you have an auto parts store closer than a good hardware or plumbing store.
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wrote:

Can you eat it? Helps prove if it is the same stuff, sorta.
I suppose you can compare the MSDS papers.
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On 8/11/2009 3:36 PM Nate Nagel spake thus:

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Nope. Not even close. Plumbers grease is an old-fashioned compound, definitely non-silicone (and therefore not harmful to finished surfaces like silicone sometimes is) that probably goes back a couple of centuries.
It's formulated to resist high temperatures (at least as high as that of hot water) so it won't melt away under heat.
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Never lubed mine. I'd replace it if it was sticking and difficult to use. IIRC, they have a lifetime warranty so you may want to give them a call.
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wrote:

Last time I replaced the stem I understood there was no second time. I have another unit on the first floor that does not get much use and it works just fine. Maybe I should trade them around.
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joevan wrote:

Hi, Food grade white Lubriplate.?
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Tony Hwang wrote:

Why does Lubriplate still say "the modern lubricant" after 50? years? Gotta always have Lubriplate and a zoom spout oiler with "turbine oil" on hand.
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Moen sez to use silicone lube (only) on their cartridges.
$2-3 at HD (Danco brand).
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