Things You Will Need
- Philips screwdriver
- Cartridge replacement kit
Moen makes a two-handled kitchen faucet that uses cartridges to control water flow. Cartridges turn inside the faucet and as a hole in the cartridge aligns with the water supply line, water shoots out of the spout.
A series of washers inside the cartridge keep it from leaking. When the handle of the faucet starts dripping water, the cartridge is likely the culprit.
- Turn the handle on the water supply line underneath the sink to shut off the water to the faucet. Open the faucet to drain any water from the lines.
- Remove the cap on the top of the faucet handle using a flat-tip screwdriver. Remove the screw holding the handle on the unit with a Phillips screwdriver. Remove the handle from the unit.
- Remove the brass nut from around the handle using a wrench. Turn the brass nut counterclockwise to remove it.
- Grab the top of the cartridge with a wrench and wiggle it back and forth.
- Insert the new cartridge into the faucet and reassemble.