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Depending on the type of tap, your hot could be restricted. Many taps will have an adjustment screw that will change how much water comes out when it is fully open. If you have reduced flow from the hot or excess flow from the cold this can make the mixture of hot and cold go too heavily towards cold.


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In general (which is all we can do without specifics of "what new taps") bath and shower controls in the current era include an "anti-scald" feature which deliberately limits how hot the water coming out can be (by some means, which vary, and with more or less effectiveness...) If replacing older taps, this may well reduce the maximum temperature you can ...


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In the absence of a puller (which you can usually borrow from a local hardware store if you buy a cartridge) you can use the handle screw to attach any flat iron bar stock (even a piece of wood maybe) to the stem and twist and pull the cartridge out. I've done it many times.


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The manual for the Moen 1224 cartridge seems to suggest that it just pulls out. Instead of WD-40 try something like CLR. I'd expect you have something like lime or hard water making it stick more than rust. WD-40 won't do much on lime or hard water type corrosion and its not great on rust either. Are you sure you have a Moen Chateau? It seems that the ...


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if it is a MOEN Faucet just remove the handle from the stem & turn the stem 180deg. & re-install the handle & all should be back to normal again ... Hope this cures it!


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If you absolutely cannot remove the valve and you suspect debris, then remove any fixtures aerators adjacent to it and then figure out a way to pressurize the fixture you deem blocked...blow that stuff right out. Will it cause more damage than good? Likely, but we all had fun now, didn't we?



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