Posted By RichC on March 11, 2013
After 30 years of replacing seats, springs and stems in Delta style faucets, I had my first Moen cartridge repair this weekend. Ours has been dripping for about a year now (hot side only) and after the basement flooding I’ve decided it was time to finally fix this kitchen faucet too. The all in one cartridge is a bit more expensive (especially as the local hardware store) and surprisingly not as straight forward of a repair as I expected. (if you have hard water and lime, a cartridge puller might be helpful.)
After a disassembly and cleaning, the new cartridge fit in easily … what wasn’t quite as simple for me was reassembly since I didn’t pay as close of attention as I should have when taking the faucet apart. After a few tries, voila … what an improvement!
Moen cartridge puller can be helpful if you have older faucets and calcium/lime water