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    Default Shower faucet

    I'm trying to replace the handle to eliminate leak. But i'm having trouble to remove beyond this point. Does anyone know how to remove this? I broke off the bottom portion of the plastic while trying to pry it, but didn't work.... Help??


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    Default Re: Shower faucet

    I'm guessing you already removed the retaining clip.

    Just gently yank outwards on the brass part sticking out. The whole cartridge comes out at once.


    You did shut the water off, right ?

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    Default Re: Shower faucet

    If the cartridge is lodged in the body, pry it loose with a channelock. Work gently but firmly.

    As I always recommend, if you feel that you're not sure, hire a plumber.

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    Default Re: Shower faucet

    I did all of the above mentioned:
    Shut off water supply, remove retaining clip, pull at the stem with a channellock. No use, as the grip on the brass kept slipping. Any other ideas?

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    Put the screw back in the cartridge. Use that to stop the channel locks from slipping. When you buy a new cartridge and handle you'll get a new screw

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    Default Re: Shower faucet

    What you need is a Moen stem puller and a new stem. If you call Moen's 800# they will send you a stem free of charge but you will need the puller.
    http://www.homedepot.com/p/DANCO-Car...6712/100560034
    John

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    Default Re: Shower faucet

    Thanks. I will try that. Is the puller effective at removing the cartridge? Any risk to damaging the pipe?

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    Default Re: Shower faucet

    So if I attempt to dislodge this and end up with broken cartridge still stuck in there, what can I do to turn the water back on and use my toilet while I wait for a plumber?

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    There should be shut offs just for this shower. Let us know. If not, this would be a really good time to install them. What's on the other side of this shower wall ?

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    Default Re: Shower faucet

    I was afraid you might do that...

    If you don't have a shut off in the faucet, you can't have the water on to the rest of the house. You can still use your toilet. You just can't flush

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