Here's a picture of the cartridge that's located in the bath/shower. It
works by rotating the knob until you get the desired temperature. There
is no name brand printed on it. I need to replace it quickly. Can
somebody ID this and tell me what to buy at the hardware store and how
to remove the old one out of the fixture? It won't budge.
Thanks for your reply.
I took the picture to the store and although it took me two trips to get the
correct part, the old cartridge is still stuck in the fixture. I'm 99% sure
the cartridge is manufactured by Moen and the part number is 1222. I bought
the tool to remove it but it was too short to go over the stem and I had to
return it. I came home and checked the Moen web site. I found this
instruction sheet that came with the cartridge:
If you look at step number six on this sheet, it appears there is a coupler
device that comes with the cartridge that facilitates in the removal of the
old cartridge. I'm not at the location of the ailing faucet but I hope when
I go back there, it is as easy to remove as the instruction sheet seems to
After I wrote all this, I found (I should say my wife found) an animated
guide for the removal and installation of the cartridge. I wish she would
have found this earlier. lol
Happy Mother's Day to all the moms out there.
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