Jb Bennett: Thank you-- vinegar and water worked perfect. Thanks again!
chris robertson: Next time use the plastic from a new cartridge or a cartridge puller tool
and leave the vice grips in the garage. Rotating the cartridge 90 degrees
with a proper tool will break loose the corrosion and sediment buildup, and
the whole cartridge will come out. It should take less than 4 minutes to
do properly. Your trim plate should never be taken off at all unless this
is an apartment without water shutoffs and it is a last hope. Shut off
water, remove handle, remove escutcheon, and remove the retaining clip to
access the cartridge. The proper tool costs less than the price of a tap,
or a replacement valve if you screw things up. vinegar and water won't
work, as it can't reach the minerals due to the rubber o-rings. Leave the
do it yourself videos to someone who knows how to do it, re-title this
video as How you shouldn't attempt to repair a Moen shower valve.
Gwrndolyn Ferrell: Your camera was not steady! It was bouncing all over the place.
D Winkler: I used the 1/2 inch tap method and it worked like an absolute charm. For
the dowel I had a piece of 5/16 round bar stock that I cut to 1-3/4"
length, it worked perfectly; I liked the idea of using a metal dowel
because of strength and because I could have removed it with a magnet if
the tap had stripped out (I first tried a wood dowel and it was not strong
enough, plus it was a pain to get out). This saved me a huge headache.
Felix Guan: http://www.htcfaucets.com/thermostatic-mixer-and-shower/
unclematt3: Thanks for taking the time. good of you to put this up.
rickadill: Awesome...I did not have all the trouble you did, but i was
successful....after paying $200 to have the other shower faucet fixed, I
decided to try it myself. With the help of my son-in-law, we did it rather
quickly! Thank you!!!
punkrockplumbob: @luv2216 bad cartriage also
luv2216: if the tub is not used, but water still leaks from the spout(connection
pipe). why is that, do you know?
elchamber: What could be the problem if it still leaks after a cartridge replacement?
My shower faucet was leaking badly, but now it's just dripping.
Werner Nindl: Thank you for taking the time to make this video. Amazing educational
value. Now I can talk to our plumber without feeling like a complete
layman. Absolutely invaluable!!!
noyb59: I did it!!! Thanks to you and all the other videos I watched. You guys are
great! It was initially frustrating and took 2 trips to the hardware store,
but only cost $45 and feels great. My heart was pounding when I turned the
water back on, but I even got the hot and cold going the right direction!
Now that I know the mystery in that wall, this 53-year-old woman (formerly
a plumbing virgin) is going to replace the whole nasty 40 year old fixture
with a shiny new one next weekend! Thank you!
Duc Phan: helpful video but... worst... cameraman.... EVER get a $5 tripod please.
got a headache watching this...
Tom R: Thanks for the video. I had a little problems getting the old cartridge but
I used plastic tool that came with the new to loosen it up. It went really
well after that. Took approx 30 minutes.
MrTugar357: Thanks. I was a bit lost about the cartridge. I went down to the local Ace
hardware and got the Moen cartridge puller for about $14. Was wondering why
you didn't try that first before yanking the guts out and causing more
effort. But the video did set me on the right course and for that I thank
markbagwell: It worked for me - even though I used Bad Company instead of Boston. Also -
Moen has a great lifetime warranty on these and therefore free replacement
cartridges by simply calling their 800 number. Thanks for taking the time
Steven Kolden: Thank you so much! I just successfully finished the job using only your
video. You saved me lots of time and, I would guess, about $200. Thanks for
taking the time!
princess4web: I 've tried the plastic thing and it craced in 2 seconds,probably i did
Joe InFairfax: Good explanation, but the next time you do something this like this please
invest in few dollars in a camera tripod. I have a headache watching this
video. That said, it did help me. Thanks.
mortsmailbox: Great vid. Showed everything I needed to see to replace my Moen 1200.
Luckily mine just popped out with a good pull and no easy-outs or taps were
required. I guess I didn't see it in your vid, but if you find after
installing that your HOT and COLD are reversed, pull the U-clip (but not
the whole cartridge) and rotate it 180* and this should swap the HOT and
COLD sides. My one complaint is how shaky your cameraman is. No more
rocking out to Boston for him on the job. ;)
Subrata Chattopadhya: If you call moen, they will send you the new catridge for free and just use
the plastic tool that comes with the new catridge to get the old catridge
loose and then pull it out.
michael hall: Poor lighting but got the jest of it. My problem is my stem on valve broke
off any ideas?
genelawdog: Thanks very helpful!!!
Jeff Evans: Thanks very helpful video
JoannesWeb: Thank you! With this video I was able to replace my cartridge all on my own
with no plumbing experience whatsoever.
jason222river: You should have both cartridge removal tools. First tool may pull out
inside, then you can use interior tool with pop out gripper to remove
remaining exterior sleeve of brass cartridges without damaging valve body.
Never use a fitting brush to clean out valve body interior. Toothbrush and
vinegar is all that's necessary:)
dackerma1: Very helpful, detailed instructions. Would have had a lot of problems
without this info. Thx
nazilaba: thank you. this helped me a lot
circa20: Very good video, was able to replace stems myself and saved big bucks and
fix issues with both showers. Its great to see someone who knows what they
are doing. "I stand on the shoulders of giants" (Sir Isaac Newton). Your
camera work is kinda shaky though... a tripod or helper would make a huge
difference in the quality and visibility
FixItYourselfandSave: You're welcome.
Karen Rossi: moen sends you free replacement parts....lifetime guarantee
vitali pozdniakov: Thank you! It is very helpful.
FixItYourselfandSave: That's a great tip. Thanks.
FixItYourselfandSave: @dackerma1 thanks for the kind words and congrats
bob coleman: thanks for the tip it work great
Stephen Mestel: great job! Thank you for sharing!
stallion78: @FixItYourSelfandSave i am so happy you posted this....the same thing
happened to me except i used a cartridge extractor and took off the ears
and then pulled the core of the cartridge out. So thank you so much. Do you
know how to fix a leaky stop valve????????
Jim Wilke: Really helped a lot, thanks for taking the time to put this up. Quick and
easy DIY repair, saved me $150 for a plumber.
M Dunn: Next time use that plastic tool that came with the cartridge to loosen the
THERIZICK: This video helped me replace my cartridge. Thanks!
FixItYourselfandSave: Some homes have a convenient access panel to access the piping. There's a
product out there called "SpringFit" which is sold by home depot or lowes
that is easy to install. You just basically cut out a hole in your
sheetrock and the panel is held in with springs.
originalhistory: Ah. Vinegar. Thank you.
FixItYourselfAndSave: @Laurensmay Definitely, you need to shut off the water to the house, or at
least the water to that shower if you have a branch valve. I mention that I
have shut off the water at around 2:10 in the video.
Royce Barber: I know that was 3 months ago, but for anyone reading this, just use needle
nose plyers instead.
FixItYourselfandSave: You're welcome
Patv V: Hi FixIt, Thanks for the useful video. Unfortunately, nothing worked for
getting the outside of that valve out. Since I deformed the brass diverter,
I take it that I will have to sweat it off and solder a new one in??? Do
you know of a better way to do that? Pat V
Tim Fleck: Thanks very much, I used this and my project went well.
wetoe1178: I'm having the same problem the sleeve is stuck but I don't own an easy out
tool. Going to buy one in the morning. thank you this video really helped