Moen cartridge replacement


Old 09-28-12, 03:07 PM
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Question Moen cartridge replacement

Hi folks,

I have pretty old Moen kitchen faucet (please see image attached), which started leaking badly. Which cartridge to I need to fix it? Is it 1225B, like this one: Repair Kit for Moen 1225 / 1225B Stem Cartridge With Retainer Clip - ?

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Old 09-28-12, 03:26 PM
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Yes that is the cartridge for that faucet.
Old 03-11-13, 05:53 AM
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Installed new cartridge and it worked fine for couple of months. After that it suddenly became very hard to open and close faucet. It feels like I am pulling or pushing lever trough a rubber. Any ideas what might be wrong? Maybe I just got a bad quality item?

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For only six bucks I seriously doubt that is a genuine Moen cartridge. Do you have hard water? The Moen single handle faucets don't play well with hard water and will require disassembly, cleaning and regreasing periodically on hard water.
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Turned out that you were right about the cartridge. I pulled it out and found that some small rubber and plastic pieces were broken. Called seller **link removed** and explained the situation asking if there is some warranty and if they are willing to send a replacement. Rep said "There is something wrong with your water" and advised to take a hike. I wonder how water can break rubber and plastic in two months? Anyway, got genuine Moen cartridge, compared both and for sure they look different in many parts. Another lesson learned.

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