Bathtub faucet broke into half and not coming out

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Old 03-06-15, 10:34 PM
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Bathtub faucet broke into half and not coming out

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I was trying to fix leaky faucet by changing its cartridge. Unfortunately an hour worth of project has became couple hours of nightmare.

I have looked at youtube but nobody has covered this scenario. The cartridge (Moen 1222) has broken right in the middle. I tried to create some leverage with a nose plier; the cartridge has started revolving but this damn thing is not coming out.

Any suggestion will be helpful. I will put some pictures for reference purpose.

Thanks, Sandeep
 
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Old 03-07-15, 03:53 AM
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Certainly pictures would help us see what you see.
 
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Old 03-07-15, 04:12 AM
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I suspect the cartridge was highly calcified and stuck. When using the pliers you worked the plastic to a breaking point. The whole cartridge was not turning only the front portion. You should've used an extractor (available for sale for just such problems). I had a similar problem but was advised by Moen to buy the extractor and not force the removal with a pliers. You may have to drill it out.
 
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Thank you for your suggestions and replies. After unsuccessful efforts late last night; I woke up this morning and tried again. This time the cartridge was revolving easier. As suggested I drilled to create more leverage and wala the magic happened! Dripdy drop has stopped now! Thanks again- Regards, Sandeep
 
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