Now I am in another house and again have a Moen in the kitchen. This one is the style that the head is on a long metal sheathed hose that pulls out of the faucet to use as a sprayer.
I have realized that over the past 5 years since the faucet was installed the lever has become increasingly hard to move, both left and right and up or down. The water here is not hard, so it seems that the silicone lube that Moen uses on the cartridges is gone. Either that or there is something else wrong within the faucet.
I hate to start pulling the faucet apart and I am curious if others out there have had a similar experience.
I suppose I could call Moen and tell them that the faucet leaks - it doesn't - and go for a new cartridge.