If your Moen shower faucet is leaking, or if the water pressure is low, it may be time to change the cartridge. This is a relatively easy do-it-yourself project that anyone with basic plumbing skills can do. Here’s how to do it:
Shut off the water to the shower. There should be a shut-off valve somewhere near the shower, or you may have to shut off the water to the entire house. Remove the shower handle.
There is usually a small set screw that holds the handle in place. Once you remove the set screw, the handle should just pull off. Under the handle, you will see the cartridge.
There may be a retaining nut that holds the cartridge in place. Use a wrench to loosen and remove the retaining nut. Pull the old cartridge out of the shower faucet.
Insert the new cartridge into the shower faucet, making sure it is properly seated. Replace the retaining nut and tighten it with the wrench. Replace the shower handle.
Make sure the set screw is tight so the handle doesn’t come off. Turn the water back on to the shower (or the entire house) and test the shower faucet to make sure it is working properly.
How to Remove & Install the 1222 Cartridge
- Locate the set screw on the handle of the shower faucet
- This is usually located under a small cap on the handle
- Unscrew the set screw and remove the handle from the shower faucet
- Use a wrench to remove the cap on the shower faucet
- This will expose the cartridge
- Use a pair of pliers to remove the old cartridge from the shower faucet
- Insert the new cartridge into the shower faucet and replace the cap
- Screw the handle back onto the shower faucet
Moen cartridge removal tool
If you’re like most people, you probably don’t think too much about your Moen faucet. But, if you ever need to remove the cartridge in your Moen faucet, you’ll be glad you have a Moen cartridge removal tool.
How do you remove a Moen shower cartridge without the tool?
If you need to remove a Moen shower cartridge and don’t have the tool, you can use a few different methods. One is to use a pair of needle nose pliers to remove the retainer clip. Another is to use a small screwdriver to remove the set screw.
Finally, you can use a utility knife to score the housing and remove the cartridge.
How do you replace a Moen 2 handle shower cartridge?
If your Moen 2-handle shower faucet is leaking or not operating properly, you may need to replace the cartridge. The cartridge is what controls the water flow in the faucet, and over time it can become worn out or damaged. Replacing the cartridge is a relatively simple process that you can do yourself in just a few minutes.
To replace the cartridge, start by shutting off the water supply to the shower. Then, remove the handle by unscrewing the retaining screw and pulling the handle off. Next, use a handle puller tool or a pair of pliers to remove the sleeve and escutcheon.
Once the sleeve and escutcheon are removed, you will be able to see the cartridge. To remove the old cartridge, use a cartridge puller tool or a pair of pliers. Once the old cartridge is removed, clean out the housing and any debris that may be inside.
Then, insert the new cartridge into the housing and reassemble the shower faucet. Turn on the water supply and test the faucet to make sure it is operating properly.
How do I change a Moen faucet cartridge?
If you have a Moen faucet that is giving you trouble, it may be time to change the cartridge. Moen faucets are designed to be easy to repair, and changing the cartridge is a relatively simple task that most homeowners can do themselves. Here is a step-by-step guide to changing a Moen faucet cartridge.
1.Shut off the water supply to the faucet. This is usually done by shutting off the valves under the sink. 2.Remove the handle.
This is usually done by unscrewing a set screw that is located on the underside of the handle. 3.Remove the retainer nut. This is a large nut that holds the cartridge in place.
Use a wrench to loosen and remove the nut. 4.Pull out the old cartridge. You may need to use a pair of pliers to remove it.
5.Inspect the seats and springs. These are the parts that the cartridge sits on and seals against. If they are damaged, they will need to be replaced.
6.Install the new cartridge. Make sure that it is seated properly and that the O-rings are in place. 7.Replace the retainer nut and tighten it with a wrench.
8.Replace the handle. Make sure that the set screw is tight. 9.Turn on the water supply and check for leaks.
How do I know which Moen cartridge for my shower?
If you have a Moen shower, you may eventually need to replace the cartridge. But how do you know which cartridge you need?
There are actually two ways to identify the correct cartridge for your shower.
The first is by the model number of your shower. The second is by the identification numbers on the cartridge itself. To find the model number of your shower, look for a small metal plate with the model number on it.
This plate is usually located on the wall near the showerhead. If you can’t find the model number, or if your shower doesn’t have one, don’t worry. You can still identify the correct cartridge by the numbers on the cartridge itself.
Each Moen cartridge has two identification numbers. One is a four-digit number, and the other is a two-digit number. The four-digit number is the cartridge series, and the two-digit number is the specific cartridge within that series.
For example, a cartridge with the series number 1225 is a 1200 series cartridge, and the 25 is the specific cartridge number within that series. Once you know the series number, you can narrow down your choices by looking at the compatibility chart on Moen’s website. This chart will tell you which cartridges are compatible with which showers.
To change the cartridge in a Moen shower faucet, you will need to remove the handle. To do this, you will need to remove the set screw that is located under the handle. Once the set screw is removed, you will be able to pull the handle off.
Next, you will need to locate the cartridge. The cartridge is located under the escutcheon plate. To remove the cartridge, you will need to use a cartridge puller.
Once the cartridge is removed, you will be able to install the new cartridge.