Have you ever tried to remove a stuck moen faucet cartridge and failed miserably? If yes, then you probably don’t want to hear this, but it happens to everyone at some point. In this video, I’ll show you how to remove a stuck moen faucet cartridge without causing damage.
This video was filmed during my last visit to Home Depot. The problem occurred after I had changed the cartridges in the sink and the water flow stopped. When I turned off the power to the unit, the drain valve would not open. I tried all sorts of things to try and get it to turn back on, but nothing worked. Finally, I decided to call customer service.
I removed the cover from the top of the sink and found that the cartridge was stuck inside the cartridge holder. I unscrewed the cartridge and pulled out the old cartridge. Then I put the new cartridge into place and screwed the cover back on. After a couple minutes, the water started flowing normally again.
The Moen faucet cartridges are designed for easy installation and maintenance. They prevent clogs and leaks while preventing bacteria from growing inside the sink. In addition, they are easy to clean, and give a great look. Moen has been around since 1915, and is one of the best known plumbing brands.
Moen faucets come with different types of cartridge options, including single-handle models, double-handle models, and three handle models. Each model comes with its own set of features, so make sure you choose the right type of cartridge for your home.
Stuck Moen faucets cartridges can be removed easily using the same method used for normal Moens. To begin, locate the cartridge from behind the washer. Remove the cartridge from the back side and disconnect the hose end of the cartridge from the spout. Pull off the rubber stopper that covers the hole where the supply line connects. Loosen up the nut that holds the supply pipe in place. Turn the supply pipe counterclockwise and pull off the nut. Once the nut is loosened, turn the supply pipe clockwise until you hear it click into place. Replace the nut and tighten it down. The new supply line should now slide freely into place and provide proper flow. Now that you have removed the old cartridge, you can replace it with the new cartridge. Be sure to follow any instructions provided by Moen on how to properly install the new cartridge.
If you notice any leaking or slow draining issues, you may need to replace the cartridge. You can also check if there are any signs of mold growth near the faucet. If these problems persist, contact a plumber immediately.
Single Handle: This type of cartridge allows you to control only one stream of water. It’s perfect for smaller bathrooms or kitchens.
Double Handle: This type of faucet cartridge allows you to adjust two streams of water simultaneously. It’s ideal for larger bathrooms or kitchens.
Three Handles: This type of faucet cartridge allows you to control three streams of water at once. It’s perfect for large bathrooms or kitchens.
Installing a new sink drain valve is very simple. All you need to do is remove the existing valve and then replace it with the new one. Make sure that the new valve is installed correctly before turning the water on.
Remove the old sink stopper first. Then, loosen the screws holding the stopper in place. Next, lift the stopper up and away from the sink. Finally, remove the old valve and replace it with the new valve. Tighten all the screws securely.
Remove the old faucet ball. Then, unscrew the retaining ring. After that, remove the faucet assembly from the sink. Lastly, remove the old valve cover plate and replace it with the replacement plate.
Standard cartridges require manual operation. They must be turned on and off manually using a lever located on the side of the faucet. Instant-On cartridges are self-contained; they automatically start flowing when the handle is turned on. Instant-On cartridges save time because you don’t have to wait for the water.
The most common cause of leaks is worn out seals. These seals can become damaged over time due to improper maintenance. In order to repair this problem, you will need to replace the seals. Before replacing them, make sure that the seal has not been damaged by excessive force.
Next, clean the area around the faucet. Use warm soapy water and a soft brush. Make sure that the soap does not get inside the faucet body. If the faucet has a sprayer, use a toothbrush to clean the nozzle.
After cleaning, apply silicone caulk around the base of the faucet spout. Allow the silicone to dry completely. Then, fill the gap between the bottom of the faucet and the floor with a caulking compound.
Finally, screw the faucet back onto the mounting bracket.
I have been able to remove stuck cartridges fast by using a little bit of vinegar and some water. This will help loosen up any stubborn stuck parts. But if the cartridge does not want to come out, there are other things you can do too.