Cartridge# for Single-Handled Moen Bathtub Faucet

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Old 05-15-18, 02:01 PM
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Cartridge# for Single-Handled Moen Bathtub Faucet

Hello, getting ready to change out the cartridge in this Moen bathtub faucet. Will turn off the water main soon. Does anyone out there have any guesses as to what cartridge this single-handled faucet might take? Hey thanks, always good help here!
 
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Old 05-16-18, 06:21 AM
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What model is the faucet? I think there are three types that that Moen uses. You can remove the old one and bring it to the store with you and try to match it up. Or you can call Moen and take advantage of their lifetime warranty. Danco also make replacement cartridges but they are not as good as OEM.
 
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Old 05-16-18, 06:27 AM
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Don't forget the special puller to get the little bugger out.
 
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Old 05-16-18, 07:25 PM
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I asked about the cartridge sight unseen early on in this post as I need to get the main water valve turned off before opening up this bathtub faucet. Can I unscrew the plate cover and get numbers from there possibly? Can I at least take the handle off to get an idea and pics of what's behind it?
 
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Old 05-17-18, 02:32 AM
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Call 1-800-buy-moen. They might even send you a cartridge.
 
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Can I unscrew the plate cover and get numbers from there possibly? Can I at least take the handle off to get an idea and pics of what's behind it?
Short answer...NO!

Doesn't matter which model you have, that's just decorative. Moen uses one of three cartridges for any of their faucets (one set for two handle units and one of two types for single handle units). call them and describe what you have and about how old it is.

You should have an isolation valve or shut off valve in your basement to cut off water supply to the tub or to that section of the house. If not this is the time to install one.
 
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Scroll through these diagrams to find your model:

https://www.moen.com/support-gallery...sFinish=Chrome
 
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Thank You WP38! Very helpful. Could not find this page in a timely manner. Couldn't find both my shower head and faucet in the same online display. My handle faucet is T2529CP and my shower head is RT3127. Pretty sure this is the original faucet built with the house in 1984 but the builders could have mixed parts. I do not need surface parts... just the cartridge. I will call Moen tomorrow and see if they honor the lifetime warranty. Both models have been discontinued. Surely, they won't hold that against me?? If so, do tell all you know. Thanks!
 
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original faucet built with the house in 1984
Maybe too early. All manufacturers went with manufacturing process that allowed them to give lifetime warranty starting between 1995 and 1997. They will however, sell the replacement part if available.

You may as well go to Lowes or HD to get the part.
 
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Old 05-17-18, 05:24 PM
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Thanks Norm. For the faucet T2529CP Monticello Chrome/Polished Brass Standard, it shows it should use a 1225 cartridge. I see the 1225 a lot on the plumbing forum. I will try with Moen but good to know they may not come thru. I looked at the exploded diagram on this. I can get the cartridge easily locally or at a distance. In your opinion, how likely is it I would need some of the other gut parts shown? This is not the main shower and has only had daily usage since about 2006. I know it's a crap shoot but should I change out the whole faucet when I get it opened up? Or just put the fires out as they come? What would the lot of you do?
 
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This is a better Exploded parts pic. Moen T2529
 
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Old 05-17-18, 06:12 PM
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I think that 1225 would be considered under warranty.

If you're opening the walls, then I would replace the whole valve set with a new style. They have some really nice stuff. Why not treat yourself to something nice since going through all this work. Then you're good for another 25 years.
 
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It you aren't opening the wall, a cartridge replacement should be all you need. BTW those cartridges can be a bear to get out. There's a special tool just for it.
 
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Hold out for a Moen cartridge. Do not substitute a Danco.
 
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Old 05-18-18, 02:21 PM
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New Cartridge Winging It's Way to Me

Yay! Called Moen and they are sending a cartridge, free of charge, on Monday. Per the representative, the model number is different from what is posted in the online displays. With his instruction, standing at the tub, he said my counter-clockwise 'turn-on' lever should take a 1222 cartridge. He said the push-pull handle knobs take a 1225. I would have brought home a 1225 (or 1200), according to the parts view if I had been buying locally on my own.

My new model number is T2449EPCP for this faucet.

Had I needed surface parts, there would have been a charge. But was covered for the cartridge. Thank you, Moen! Thanks doityourself! :-)
 
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