Shut off the faucet’s water supply under the sink or out at the meter. Open the faucet to alleviate the back pressure.
Pop the index button out of the center of the faucet handle with a flat tip screwdriver.
Remove the handle screw with a #2 Phillips screwdriver.
Pull the handle off the cartridge stem by hand.
Slide the metal cartridge cover off the faucet by hand.
Pull the cartridge-retaining pin out of the faucet with a pair of needle-nose pliers.
Insert the white plastic cartridge tool by hand. Rotate the tool back and forth with a crescent wrench several times to loosen the cartridge.
Attach the Moen cartridge-pulling tool to the Moen faucet cartridge, and then pull the cartridge out of the faucet.
Apply a thin layer of silicone lubricant to the outside of the Moen faucet cartridge and insert it into the faucet body.
Reinstall the retaining pin, sleeve and handle. Turn the water back on and check for leaks.
Things You Will Need
- Flat screwdriver
- Phillips screwdriver
- Needle-nose pliers
- Moen cartridge aligning tool
- Moen cartridge puller
- Silicone lubricant
- Always use the plastic cartridge-aliening tool that comes with each new Moen cartridge.