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.
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.
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.
On 01 Aug 2004 06:00:04 GMT, email@example.com (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
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
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.
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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