Stuck Moen 1222 Posi-Temp Cartridge

Old 01-19-22, 12:01 PM
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Stuck Moen 1222 Posi-Temp Cartridge

Been at this for a while tying to pull the 1222-b cartridge out of our Moen shower control handle

Tried the little white tool Moen provides in the pack to loosen it, but it only moves a little.
Tried pulling it with channel locks, not happening
Tried heating it with a hair dryer for 10-15 minutes, no luck.

Moen suggested the "Moen Cartridge Removal Tool", but have seen and read that this can sometime break the case and only pulls out the center part.

Any ideas or other ideas to get this cartridge out?

The below tool, ONA Puller, has good reviews.

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Old 05-29-24, 02:01 PM
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i pulled out the metal innards then i torched the remaining plastic. i should have heated a piece of metal (like a hack saw blade) to red hot and use that to cut it.
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I had the same problem. I used vise grips and sprayed lube into the cylinder. Would spray a little then push and pull the cartridge. Did this multiple times until the cartridge final came out.
Old 05-30-24, 07:28 AM
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NEVER apply heat! The cartridge is plastic and rubber. Plastic expands at a greater rate than brass so heat only sticks it in harder... until you melt the plastic... which can stick to the sides of the valve body making it even harder to remove.

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