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Tight faucet cap

I wanted to check the cartridge of my faucet and removed the handle successfully. But, the cap and the part with barbs are so tight. I rotated the spout and rested it against the wall to hold the ...
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how to remove faucet cartridge from wall

I have a three handle tub and shower faucet set from late 1950s. The cold water faucet was dripping and I managed to remove the handle and the bonnet nut. But I can't see how to remove the cartridge ...
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How to remove shower faucet cartridge?

A shower valve socket wrench fails to extract the faucet cartridge: There is nothing for the socket wrench to "bite" on and it merely spins. What is the procedure and tools to remove the ...
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How to replace shower cartridge but access to pin is blocked by plastic plate?

I'm trying to replace my Moen shower faucet cartridge but some sort of plastic plate is preventing me from removing the metal locking pin. I can't seem to find anything on YouTube or google that shows ...
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Replaced shower cartridge and water flows when turned off?

I am replacing the cartridge in our shower. The hot and cold water shutoff valves are in the shower fixture and controlled with screws. I put in the new cartridge (made sure it is oriented correctly, ...
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How to remove this stuck cartridge

Any ideas on how to get this MOEN M0036 cartridge out? I've tried to do but only have damaged edges so far. Thanks in advance. After adjustments with file, it did not hold support as it made from ...
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Where is screw/mechanism to disassemble Mico 7705 kitchen faucet?

I need to replace the cartridge on my Mico 7705 kitchen faucet - it's been leaking. I cannot discern any screws cleverly hidden or figure out what would twist or pop off. I've found the user manual ...
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How can I remove a stuck kitchen faucet cartridge?

I've tried vinegar and wd40 and would really appreciate any helping hand for this noob here!
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Why has my bath tap gotten stuck/stripped loose twice?

Bathroom about 5 years old, thermostatic valve on bath filler. Twice now the valve has gotten impossible to turn, like it’s gritted up inside somehow. I replaced the cartridge before but this seems ...
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Possible reasons for shower to go all hot or all cold?

I have a Moen shower trim that uses a 1222 cartridge. It seems that every year I end up with the situation that the water goes from all cold to all hot as I turn the handle. The changeover is preceded ...
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Can I replace a shower cartridge with the water on by forcing it against the water pressure?

My cold water valve is frozen open, water is leaking from the spout and the building won't turn off my tier for 2 weeks.
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Help stuck shower bezel cartridge

I'm trying to replace a shower cartridge to fix a low water pressure issue in my mother's house. There are no brand names to google and I can't check for a clip to remove because I believe the bezel ...
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Need help to identify manufacturer of this bathtub faucet

I have a bathtub faucet with a hand-hold shower head (2 handles, four holes) in my master BR (believe installed in 2008). The brand name inscription on the back of the sprout is "SENRY 5769 SH-...
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Moen Bathroom Faucet Cartridge

I need to identify the cartridge for a MOEN sink handle. I need to know which cartridge to get, so I can purchuse the correct special tool for my sink. It is leaking, and I believe replacing the ...
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How to remove behind the wall faucet cartridge

I have a leaking hot water in a bathroom faucet where main body of the faucet is behind the tile. I tried to remove the cartridge, but cant unscrew it, it's too tight. Also tried to spray some WD-40 ...
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Tub Cartridge Identification

Does anyone recognize this tub cartridge?
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How do you fix a leaking shower cartridge?

So the faucet cartridge in Shower 1 was about 12 years old and really stiff. I replaced it with a new one. But then it started leaking through the middle of the new cartridge. I thought it was a ...
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Shower cartridge is difficult to remove

I'm trying to fix the shower in our guest bathroom, and as far as I can tell, the shower cartridge just needs to be replaced. I'm trying to access it, but having difficulty removing the brass housing ...
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How can I remove the cartridge from my kitchen tap?

I have a monobloc kitchen mixer tap and need to get the cartridge out. Have got the handle and cover off, and can see the cartridge - it is recessed. There is no nut to twist it seems (all the YouTube ...
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My faucet valve cartridge is stuck. Need help!

I have Symons Callie SLW-7112-RP faucet and recently there is a water leakage on both hot and cold water. It is clear that the valve cartridges need to be replaced. I followed the instruction and ...
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Low water pressure from tub spout after new cartridge and spout

I had very low water pressure coming out of my bathtub spout and the shower diverter was faulty so I removed the spout. The pressure was low coming out of the 1/2 inch copper pipe. I then replaced the ...
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How to prevent solidification of mastic in nozzles

Using mastic or adhesives in cartons or cartidges that are squeezed out by a handgun, the nozzle is of paramount importance. Problem is, going back several days, weeks, or months later, the mastic has ...
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Trouble replacing cartridge for a 2 handle bathroom faucet

I am trying to install new cartridges for my faucet, but after removing the old ones and putting the new ones in, water will not come out from either handle after I turn it on. On the left is the new ...
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Installing a new cartridge results in water being blocked completely

I am trying to install this new delta 3S-11H cartridge, but every time I do so and I turn on the knobs, the water is completely blocked by the cartridge for some reason. It happens for both hot and ...
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How to replace cartridge on Grohe shower valve

I have a Grohe thermostatic shower valve that runs very hot. I realize I probably just need to replace the cartridge, but I'm a much better electrician than plumber! I'm pretty sure the model name ...
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Issues with removing a cartridge from a faucet

I have a leaky faucet problem and I am trying to replace the cartridge from the hot side that is causing it, but when I unscrewed the handle, I find that the cartridge is firmly put into it and I've ...
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Symmons shower isn't producing hot water

A shower in one of our bathrooms isn't producing any hot water (but every other sink/tub in the house is). I tried to fix this by loosening the limit screw so the handle would go a bit farther and ...
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New shower valve not working - tried multiple cartridges!

I recently installed a Moen posi-temp valve for a shower (shower only, no tub) renovation. I have tried 4 different cartridges and they all don't work properly. First one - had terrible pressure and ...
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How do I fix or replace a misaligned ceramic cartridge tap whose measurements don't seem to fit a standard size?

We have a mixer tap (this one) whose cold tap has started dripping water when turned off fully (i.e. when the handle is in the fully vertical position). We can completely stop this happening by ...
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Cannot change shower temperature - Cartridge issue?

My shower was remodeled prior to me purchasing the house, it has one lever that controls the water flow and then a knob that controls the temperature. Well, you can turn that knob as much as you want ...
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Removing the cartridge of a faucet

I am trying to take the cartridge out of the faucet of my kitchen sink. I removed the handle and that little cap. I cannot 'isolate' the cartridge. Here are two pictures. I tried to use a pipe wrench ...
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Help Identifying this Shower Faucet Cartridge

I am "attempting" to fix our shower faucet and in feeling ambitious, I decided to take a wrench to the broken knob. To my pleasant surprise, the "cartridge" just popped out and I thought to myself "ok ...
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Replace cartridge in Seaford basin mono mixer tap

I have this tap https://www.screwfix.com/p/seaford-basin-mono-mixer-tap-with-pop-up-waste/853fv I have got the cap off and unscrewed the screw underneath - but what do I do next??
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Why is shower water temperature not adjustable?

The temperature in my Hansgrohe Thermo Balance shower is always the same, no matter which way I turn the knob. It's generally warm enough to shower, but I cannot adjust it neither hotter nor colder. ...
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Help identifying American Standard cartridge

Loosing hot water pressure, going to change the cartridge out but I am having a hard time finding the correct replacement. Pictures are attached.
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How to remove this cartridge?

Any ideas on how to get this cartridge out? I've tried to remove the nut but the whole valve under the sink turns as well. I did remove the clip after taking the picture. Thanks in advance.
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Remove broken cartridge of a Moen shower faucet

I already watched some YouTube videos regarding how to remove a Moen cartridge, but my issue is a little different. As shown in the pictures, the cartridge itself was broken. Since it's not fully ...
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Need help with water valve/cartridge removal [closed]

Trying to replace hot water leaking cartridge and having problems removing old one out. I was able to unscrew the top part but insides stuck and won't come out easily. I've tried to force it but ...
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How to remove rest of Delta Monitor 1500 shower handle?

The complete album of images is here https://imgur.com/gallery/mOgTMZ8 I have removed all of the screws and the nut shown in the picture but I can’t manage to pop off the rest of the handle to get to ...
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Faucet cartridge identification

I've asked around at local stores and they had no idea what it was. A ceramic part in the valve broke so I can't just pick up a generic o-ring. The stem has 16 teeth and 0.4" 0.365" diameter. The ...
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Radio knob stuck help

My radio knob was broken and they don’t sell new knobs have to buy whole radio so i gorilla glued it back on now it won’t move to turn on or do volume how can I get it loose
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Leaking laundry faucet, seems too well attached to pipe to come off

The hot water valve for our washer started leaking after we turned it back on after replacing our washer. It probably hadn't been shut in years. If I keep it shut the leak stops, but if it's open ...
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How do I replace the cartridge on this tap?

I have this specific tap https://www.screwfix.com/p/seaford-basin-mono-mixer-tap-with-pop-up-waste/853fv On my bathroom basin. It is leaking from the cold water stem when turned on, so I believe I ...
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Moen 1225 cartridge does not stay in place

I recently replaced a Moen 1225 cartridge (for a T8350 Moen faucet). That fixed the leak, but now when I turn on the faucet (by pulling it out) the faucet does not stay at the temperature I put it at....
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How to remove this bathroom faucet?

does anyone out there know the manufacturer of this faucet or how to remove the cartridge? I can remove the handle but can't seem to unscrew the base. Thanks in advance.
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Identifying old single handle shower valve/cartride?

Need help identifying the tub/shower faucet valve/cartridge in the pictures below. I shutoff the main and removed EVERYTHING in preparation for replacement at a later date, and realized I never took ...
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Can’t figure out how to remove cartridge of single handle tub faucet

We have a leaking bathtub faucet and need to replace the cartridge but we cant’t figure out how to remove the casing (estachian?) around it. I don’t know the brand or model number. Everything is stuck ...
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shower water either hot or cold; not mixing; valve/ cartridge/ plumbing?

In my rental unit, the shower [no tub, just shower] faucet is completely goofed up. It's a 1 handle faucet. The hot and cold water don't mix. If it was a clock, 'off' is 12:00. Turn counter ...
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How to identify this shower faucet or cartridge brand to stop tub spout leak and remove screw-less escutcheon plate?

I’m working on a bathroom and trying to fix a slow leak coming out of the tub spout. Since it’s from the spout I’m assuming the leak is generating from the cartridge or the associated o-rings/seats &...
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Is it possible that the kids are somehow misusing the shower faucet causing the cartridge to fail?

About 2 months ago I replaced the single handled shower faucet cartridge. The faucet is leaking again. Is it possible that my kids are doing something when they shower that is damaging the cartridge? ...
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