How Do I Replace A Moen 1224 Cartridge?

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Moen 1224 Cartridge

One of the most hectic situations is experiencing a plumbing leak. And sometimes, it’s coming directly from your cartridge faucet. Instead of hiring a plumber, you can fix minor malfunctions yourself, but it depends upon the kind of cartridge you have. 

If you’ve got your hands on a moen, you’re lucky because this guide is all about handling a moen 1224 cartridge replacement. The process is overall pretty simple once you analyse it. 

Here’s how you can replace the old moen cartridge with a new one by just following these simple steps. 

Ensure The Leak Is Coming From The Faucet 

Before you dismantle all the components into the sink, you might want to double-check on the leak. There can be multiple reasons why you’re experiencing a plumbing leak. Take all new modifications into focus and determine if the faucet can leak. 

Sometimes the faucet isn’t installed and decamps due to high water pressure. There’s a leak in the internal pipes erupting from the surface in multiple situations. You don’t need high functioning equipment to locate the source of leakage; a simple flashlight and long, thin stick of any kind will be enough to distinguish the leakage. 

What Determines Faucet Replacement? 

In multiple cases, there is a noticeable change in the water pressure that determines whether or not you need a faucet replacement. To identify such a cause, you can notice the regulating water pressure in other faucets or pipelines around the house before you decide to replace the existing one. 

It’s often pretty evident that a faucet needs to be replaced because the pipeline either stops or has uneven water pressure throughout the usage. Once you determine a faucet malfunction, it’s time to move on to the cartridge replacement process.

Tools Needed For Faucet Replacement 

As for a cartridge replacement, here are the tools you need.  

  • You must java a Channellock or two around your home. If you don’t know what that is, they go by another name called the tongue-and-groove pliers. They appear in a claw-like shape and have two handles for manual functioning. 
  • Next, you need hex keys, or Allen wrenches for the process. Since they come in multiple shapes and sizes, you must buy the ones made specifically for plumbing. 
  • A set of screwdrivers. 
  • Silicon plumber’s grease or any lubricant fit for the combining process is mandatory when you’re handling a faucet replacement. 

Final Process Of Removal And Installment 

  • First, remove the cap covers of the faucet with the help of a screwdriver. 
  • Loosen the handle using a wrench and take it off. 
  • Next, loosen up the bracket visible to you and take off the white ring and stem washer. 
  • Once you locate the retainer nut, unscrew it and remove the faucet draped in a U-shaped clip. 
  • Install the new moen faucet by adding grease to attach the rubber parts. 
  • Attach the new cartridge in the previous clip carefully. 
  • Now reverse the order of removal for installation by attaching the handle; in the same manner, you removed it and placed the cap covers on it with the help of a screwdriver, wrench and some pliers.