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Pressure stabilizing cartridge replacement [closed]

I would like to replace the cartridge in my shower faucet handle with a pressure stabilizing one, so that running water in other parts of the house won't spike the temperature in the shower. The ...
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What kind of shower valve cartridge is this?

I am trying to replace the shower trim kit, and am having trouble identifying this shower valve cartridge. What kind of cartridge is this? Assembled Disassembled
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Low water pressure after replacing shower cartridge

I replaced my Moen shower cartridge because my tub was dripping constantly. Now I have little to no water pressure with the cold water. I did try turning the shut-off valves but they both seem to be ...
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Need help removing sink faucet cartridge!

I need help with two things: Identifying which 3 holes inch faucet setup this is? Most of my house is Moen but this is not. I need to replace the soap dispenser and the spray handle, and cartridge. ...
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tub cartridge stops are failing

My kids have (twice now) managed to crank the handleset so hard that the cartridge (it's a Pfister 9740640) stops fail, allowing the handle to go past the stops. You can still feel the stops, but now ...
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Remove Price Pfister shower cartridge

I'm trying to replace a Price Pfister single handle (avante?) shower valve. I've unscrewed the chrome nut that is on the outside, leaving what I believe to be a washer surrounding the valve stem. But ...
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How do I replace the cartridge lever in my Moen bathroom faucet?

I'm trying to replace the cartridges on this Moen faucet. I removed the cap and the screw but the lever just won't come off. I tried pulling it off on every different angle. It appears the lever is a ...
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How to properly grip a curved cartridge cover on a single-cartridge faucet?

Our kitchen faucet suddenly went down to a slow trickle after making a noise (described by the last user of the sink as a "pop" sound). Other taps in the house work just fine, so we know the ...
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Please help identify this bathroom faucet cartridge

I'm trying to fix a leaky faucet cartridge in my bathroom, but I'm unable to identify what brand it is to order a replacement. Couldn't find a brand name anywhere. Could someone please help me ...
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How can I stop a faucet leak temporarily?

My kitchen faucet is leaking at the faucet head. I believe it’s a cartridge failure. I’ve got the water shut off to the faucet. Are there any temporary fixes to get me by until stores are open?
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Bathroom Faucet Cartridge is Seized. How to remove this?

I have a leaky bathroom faucet (single handle) where I am trying to replace the cartridge. In the process, I broke the cartridge in half as it turns out the cartridge is stuck to the faucet. Does ...
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Remove bathroom faucet cartridge

I watched numerous YouTube DIY videos on this topic and other articles on the web, they all seem to address the simplest case where you expose the cartridge by remove the faucet top, and turn it with ...
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Are shut-off valves for the tub acted via a screw?

I need to substitute the cartridge of my pull-out shower handle that now can only be pushed back in with violent kung-fu moves. The problem is that there isn't any visible shut-off valve for the ...
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Shower Cartridge replacement (Pull/Push)

I've recently purchased a rental property that has a shower that will not shut off after pushing in the knob several times. I've attached an image that I took after getting the water to finally shut ...
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Why does my shower knob only turn 1/4 and make noise?

I replaced the cartridge in my shower to correct reversed hot and cold on the knob. Hot and cold are now correct but I have a couple of new issues. I can only turn the knob left about 1/4 turn but ...
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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 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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How can I remove my faucet valve cartridge?

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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