- Pry off the cap of the faucet with the end of your screwdriver. Remove the screw that holds the handle in place. Pull the handle off the cartridge beneath.
- Pull the stop tube fitted over the cartridge off by hand.
- Pull the handle washer off the cartridge.
- Lift the retaining clip that fits into the cartridge, on the top, up and out with the end of your screwdriver.
- Pull on the cartridge with a pair of pliers, wiggling gently to remove it from the valve behind.
- Clean the inside of the valve with soap and water to remove any dirt or debris.
- Insert the new cartridge and reassemble the unit.
Repair Instructions for a Moen Shower Faucet
Moen shower fixtures use a cartridge stuck into a valve to control the flow of water from your shower head. Cartridges will eventually corrode over time due to mineral deposits and, possibly, rust. Warning signs that your shower faucet may need fixing include grinding sounds when turning the handle, a loose handle that does not turn the water on or off, a leaking shower head or a handle that doesn't move. Fortunately, Moen has made a cartridge that is easy to remove.
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