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I have a white Moen shower that came with the house. The diverter leaks but there not really any white replacements. So I went to home Depot to buy a new set and since I don't know if I have a posi valve currently, I just decided to change out the fixtures. Good on the shower and spout but I can't get whatever is behind the handle/trim to come off.any help on what I'm screwing up so I can pull and replace the handle would be appreciated. Also, I have no idea what a posi temp is but if you can tell by the pick and let me know if that's what I have it'd be appreciated as well. Thank you

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  • is there a small hex screw on the side ? and what is in the center hole ?
    – Traveler
    Oct 29, 2022 at 0:54

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There is a screw, ( usually Philips) down in the hole in the temperature stop ( Grey Thing) remove the screw and that part will come off. You may have to pull hard, so turn the water off to then house or you will get a shower. Then the sleave slides off and the trim plate can be removed. The "Positemp" is an anti-scald mixing valve. It can be identified by the screw holes in the trim plate that are diagonally opposed. Older first gen Moen valves have 2 holes closer to each other at the bottom of the trim plate.

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  • generally the moen shower's I have taken apart has a clip that holds the valve in place so you can remove the escutcheon plate and access the integrated shutoffs. also the piece that usually goes bad is the o-ring on the valve which can be replaced though I've never bothered as the moen valves are lifetime? I got my replacements free at homedepot. Oct 29, 2022 at 3:37

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