Moen Faucet Repair: Instructions for Your Shower

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Moen shower faucet repair can be a very difficult job if you do not know what you are doing. If you follow these Moen faucet repair instructions you will have a better understanding of the process.
Understanding the process, you’ll be able to decide if this is the kind of project that you can complete yourself. A professional plumber has an intimate understanding of all manufacturers and will be able to replace your shower faucet quickly.

Moen shower faucets operate on the same principals of any other shower faucet. However, every shower faucet design will be unique and a Moen single handle faucet repair will be different than Moen’s two handle design.

Before you begin work, make sure that the water supply to the shower has been turned off and that you have opened the faucet to let any water remaining in the lines drain. You will then need to remove the handle. To do this you will need to remove the decorative cap in the center of the handle in order to remove the handle’s retaining screw. Remove the screws holding the plate against the shower and remove the plate.

Once the plate has been removed, unscrew the faucet valve’s retaining nut using a shower stem socket. Grab the shower cartridge with a pair of pliers and pull straight out to remove the shower cartridge. Once the old cartridge has been removed take a minute to clean up any minerals or gunk that has built up over the years and insert the replacement valve. Replace all of the parts that you removed in reverse order, making sure that all the pieces are tight and make a secure seal.

When you are comfortable that everything is tight, turn the water back on and check the system for leaks. This will conclude your Moen shower valve repair.