I attempted to replace my 1222B shower cartridge this evening and hope
someone here might be able to assist. When I tried to remove the cartridge
using the cartridge wrench I got at a large home improvement store, the
screw broke inside the cartridge and now I can't get it out. I've tried
using a pair of pliers (like their picture says NOT to do) to try and loosen
it up but I'm having no luck.
Short of calling a plumber, can anyone give me an idea of what to do next? I
appreciate your help.
Moen is so helpful with these things that you'll think you died and went to
heaven after you call them. Do it. I once had a problem with one of their
faucets being damaged by debris coming through the pipes from a defective
water heater. They replaced the cartridge for free, even though the cause
had absolutely nothing to do with their product. If you call them, they'll
probably replace your car, as well as your cartridge.
My local Ace Hardware store, which now
doesn't exist, had a kit that they
would loan out. It consisted of a tap
and a small 1/4" dowel about an inch
long. Once you pull out the center
shaft in the cartridge, leaving a hole.
run the tap into the hole. This puts
thread on the inside of the hole. Next you
remove the tap and put the dowel in the
hole. You then run the tap into the
hole again. This time it bottoms out on
the dowel and as you tighten it, the
cartrige is "magically" pushed out the
the faucet assembly. This worked for
me several times in my home and once at
a friend's house.
Kevin Jayne wrote:
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