Tuesday, April 5, 2011

How to Replace the Cartridge in a Single Handle Kitchen Faucet?

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How to Replace the Cartridge in a Single Handle Kitchen Faucet?

  • Turn both hot and cold water supply valves off beneath the sink you are working o

  • Remove the small plastic or rubber cover hiding the screw on the handle. Remove the screw using the screwdriver or Allen wrench. Place these in a container so you don't lose them.

  • Gently pull off the handle. It may have become encrusted with lime-scale buildup and you may need to clean it with vinegar and paper towels prior to removal. Gently tap on it if it still won't budge.

  • Loosen the bonnet nut with the large wrench and gently pull the cartridge off the fixture; you may need a cartridge removal tool. It may pull straight out or need twisting slightly.

  • Take your old cartridge, the faucet handle, the gasket and the brass seat beneath the cartridge to the store and have them find you the exact parts for your brand and model of kitchen faucet. Purchase the cartridge removal tool if necessary.

  • Replace the brass seat, rubber gasket, and install the cartridge in the reverse order you removed them.

  • Gently ease the handle back on to the cartridge assembly, screw the screw back in and replace the screw cover.

  • Turn on the water supply valves slowly. If you notice a leak turn the water off and reassemble the faucet.

  • Kitchen

    Can I replace a two-handle kitchen faucet with a single-handle model?

    The answer depends on how many holes you have in your sink. Most two-handle kitchen faucets mount through three or four holes, while one-handle faucets can be mounted through one hole or up to four holes. Depending on the Moen faucet you select, you may have unused holes (i.e. one hole mount faucet replacing a two hole mount faucet). If you have unused holes in your sink, you can fill them with either a cap or soap dispenser.

    Our faucets are designed to accommodate standard-size sink openings used throughout the plumbing industry. Generally, the standard distance of a faucet's hot and cold valve connections, for both single and two-handle kitchen faucets, is 8". Sometimes, there are exceptions. It is always a good idea to measure the distance between the hot and cold valve connections on your old faucet before purchasing a new one.

    How many holes are necessary in my sink deck to install my kitchen faucet?

    Our kitchen faucets come with a wide variety of mounting adaptations. Single-handle faucets are available that mount through 1, 2, 3 or 4 hole applications. Two-handle faucets come in 3 and 4 hole applications. If your existing faucet is covering up the holes, you can look under the sink to see how many you have.

    Can I purchase a non-spray faucet and convert it to a sprayer model using my existing side spray?

    No, kitchen faucets with hose and sprays have different valve bodies than non-sprayer models.

    Can I install a kitchen faucet without a hose and spray in a 4-hole sink?

    Yes. You can use a non-spray model faucet, which utilizes 3 holes, and take advantage of the extra hole by using a liquid soap/lotion dispenser or other accessory. The fourth hole can also be capped with a sink hole cover.

    I just replaced the cartridge in my Moen kitchen faucet and the handle will not stay in the on position, how do I fix this?

    During manufacturing, lubrication (silicone) is used on the cartridge. The combination of lubrication and the weight of the handle can cause the faucet to self-close. This can be corrected in several ways:

    1. Make sure all screws are tight.
    2. Remove excess silicone from center stem of cartridge.

    If the faucet has a handle connector:

    1. Change the handle connector.
    2. Check the old cartridge stem for a gray metal washer. This washer must be transferred to the stem of the new cartridge.

    My kitchen faucet handle is hard to operate. What can I do to correct this?

    For one-handle faucets, simply remove the cartridge and lubricate it both inside and out with silicone-based grease (Moen part number 99915). Do not use plumber's grade faucet grease, silicon sprays or any lubricant that contain petroleum. Petroleum based lubricants may react with rubber seals and actually cause the faucet to become even more difficult to operate. For two-handle faucets, we recommend replacing the cartridge. The part number for a two-handle kitchen cartridge is 1224. You can purchase these parts online by visiting our Replacement Part Store.

    Does Moen make undermount sinks?

    Moen makes a variety of both undermount and drop-in sinks, made from stainless steel, click here to view our sink collections.

    What size basket strainers do I need for my new sink?

    Basket strainers are typically standard in size and fit most sink openings - 3½" for kitchen sinks and 2" for bar sinks.

    Why don’t basket strainers come with new sinks?

    Due to the variety of color, style and garbage disposals available, basket strainers are usually sold separately.


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