I have a Moen faucet in our shower and I want to replace the handle which has
cracked. This type of valve has one handle (tear drop shaped) that you pull
out to control the water flow and then rotate to control the water temperature.
The house was built in 1988 and it is the origonal faucet.
To remove the handle, you pop off a face plate and remove a single screw. The
problem I am having is that the screw is not unthreading, but the cartridge is
rotating inside the valve. In other words, I can control the water temperature
by turning the screw.
Is there a trick I don't know about? I tried pushing the handle in (i.e.
shutting the water off) while turning the screw, but that didn't work. I was
going to try pulling out while turning the screw, but I didn't want to try that
until I was able to shut off the water, and I just ran out of time.
Any tips? Thanks.