I'm trying to change a cartridge in a Moen bathroom faucet (2 handled chate
au style, see picture below). the problem is that I cannot even remove the
top cap to remove the handle. they say use a screwdriver or sharp instrum
ent. It doesn't work. I keep scratching the cap. And suggestions?
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Why would you pry with a knife? Seems like a good way to ruin a knife.
They claim a screwdriver would work so they must think there
is enough there that a screw driver would get purchase.
Using something thinner is probably okay.
Mainly what the page shows is that the way in is through that cap
and the cap is not screwed in, it just pops out.
I'm well aware that it's not always that easy.
replying to buddygenki, Karl Anderson wrote:
I feel your pain! I am also trying to replace a Moen cartridge and there is
absolutely no gap for a person to insert an object to pry out the cap! This is
The caps can take some fiddling with. For the cartridges you can buy a
puller. Few years ago I hired a plumber when 3 small jobs needed doing.
One was the ~40 year old cartridge to be pulled from Moen in shower.
Year before I had pulled one of similar age from the bathtub and luckily
did not break anything using locking pliers and a hammer.
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