Replace Stuck Moen Shower Faucet Cartridge




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Nicoya Nahualt: I HAVE A DIALCET WITH A LITTILE DIVERTER PLUG BELOW THE HANDLE IT CAME RIGHT OUT. I AM PLANNING ON REPLACING DO I NEED A NEW VALVE OR JUST THE DIVERTER PLUG FOR THE VALVE.

Jb Bennett: Thank you-- vinegar and water worked perfect. Thanks again!

Gwrndolyn Ferrell: Your camera was not steady! It was bouncing all over the place.

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.

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. Thanks!

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!

FixItYourselfandSave: Haha

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 you immensely.

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 to video!

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 something wrong...

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 old one.

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

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